Polls: Ireland’s two party system dead as four blocks slip into their electoral trenches

So, two Irish polls this weekend. Not sure what to make of either of them to be honest, since there’s a divergence between them in FG’s rating of some 9%. The B&A poll in the Sunday Times has Fine Gael dropping like stone from 30% to 21%, whilst Sindo/Millward Brown has them on 29% (no change). Here’s the adjusted figures: Sunday Times/B&A poll: FG 21 (-9 since end Feb), FF 20 (+1), SF 20 (+2), Lab 9 (unchanged), Greens 4 …

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FG back to a reassuring lead and government satisfaction rises by 11%

Stephen O’Brien published the Sunday Times Behaviour and Attitudes poll last night on Twitter… Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes poll FG 30% +5, FF 21% nc, Labour 11% nc, Sinn Fein 15% -3 Independent 21% -2, Greens 3% nc — Stephen O’Brien (@sob999) December 21, 2013   For the sake of long term perspective Electograph present those those figures against the 2011 election results: The ratings for party leaders are worth reflecting on. This are often misread as a popularity poll, …

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B&A Poll: Dissatisfaction with politicians is the most distinctive factor in Irish politics…

Looking like that bounce back for Fine Gael, was an outlier… Fine Gael has dropped one point to 26%, compared to 29% support for Fianna Fáil, a rise of two points. Labour’s support has fallen three points to 8% – while Sinn Féin has risen two points to 19% since the last poll in May. Support for independents and others has risen by one point to 19%. A high level of those polled are undecided, accounting for 34%. None of …

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Latest Polls: FF slumps in the city and amongst the young and the indebted…

At the weekend, Fiach Kelly of the Irish Indo, noted that in the two weekend polls at the weekend, there was only one mover in one (RED C)… Fianna Fail is down from 26pc to 22pc, while Fine Gael is up from 26pc to 28pc, and back on top after a period when they were neck and neck. There were no changes in the ratings for Sinn Fein (17pc), Labour (12pc) or Independents (21pc). The poll by Red C for …

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Second poll shows Fine Gael ahead by twice the margin of any other southern party…

Usual caveats and health warnings attach to Banda.ie’s poll for political preferences in today’s Sunday Times. It’s the youngest of all three polls and probably the most erratic. It was first to show a bounce for Sinn Fein and now shows a significant drop in sentiment for that party just days after the more established Irish Times poll showed a significant leap. What it does demonstrate is the party with most consistent support (despite some seriously dropped ball) is Fine …

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