The Cork Evening Echo Poll has a poll today conducted by Lansdowne Market Research. The poll has the following party support figures.
- Fianna Fail – 9%
- Fine Gael – 23%
- Labour – 20%
- Green Party – 4%
- Sinn Fein – 6%
- Socialists – 0%
- Independent/Libertas – 16%
- No Party/Vote for Personality – 23%
- Don’t Know – 13%
As you can see Fianna Fail have only 9% of the party support. The personality vote at 23% is quite high and quite typical of Irish Politics. A good lot of that vote will go to Fianna Fail so they will not fair that badly in the the polls as the topline figures suggest.
Im not sure why Libertas was classed with Independent unless it is part of a national poll or a series of further regional polls.
I am surprised that the Socialists are on 0% as Mick Barry is quite popular on the North Side (or so I thought). This poll of course is for both city and county.
One of the good things is that the intention to vote is running at 80% with 93% of respondents being aware of the elections (for both Europe and Locals).
The main issues highlighted in the poll are Cost of Living (74%), Healthcare (67%) and Job Security (67%). Something we can all agree on.