I never thought I would see an opinion poll like this in my life time. But Fine Gael are 17 points ahead of Fianna Fail in the latest Irish Time TNS/MRBI Opinion Poll. The full party ratings are as follows:
- Fianna Fáil 21% (-1)
- Fine Gael 38% (+6)
- Labour Party 20% (-4)
- Sinn Féin 9% (nc)
- Green Party 3% (-1)
This is the first poll to have the Greens down. They are down where the PD’s languished before disappearing. Will it happen to the Greens?
To have Fine Gael on 38% is just amazing! This is just a starting block of course and could be termed a “Lee Bounce” if we in FG dont keep up the work and the pressure.
In terms of leader satisfaction the poll is as follows:
- Brian Cowen 18% (-6)
- Enda Kenny 33% (+3)
- Eamon Gilmore 51% (+7)
- John Gormley 25% (-4)
So while Labour support is down four points, Gilmore is up. Its strange that his satisfaction is not translating through to support for the Labour Party. Cowen is beginning to hit rock bottom with his rating on less then 20%.
The Bye-Election, Local and European Elections results will be very interesting! Roll on June 6th and 7th!
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- Irish Times Poll (irishelection.com)