In a poll for the Irish Times, Sinn Féin is on 34%.
Sinn Féin extends lead to stay on course to be largest party in next Dáil — Irish Times/Ipsos opinion poll threadhttps://t.co/gC6o79HkVD
— The Irish Times (@IrishTimes) September 28, 2023
Mary Lou McDonald is the most popular choice for Taoiseach.
Irish Times/Ipsos poll thread #1 Mary Lou McDonald most popular choice for taoiseachhttps://t.co/OK3ngUFuJR
— The Irish Times (@IrishTimes) September 29, 2023
Most worryingly for Fianna Fáil and Fianna Gael is the drop in support amongst young people:
Fine Gael polling at 11% for 18-24-year-olds
Sinn Féin polling at 44%
Fianna Fáil polling at 9% for 25-34-year-olds
Sinn Féin polling at 43%
It’s not a big shock to find that young people are p*ssed off at being priced out of their own country and unable to buy a house.
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