I have a feeling we will have a few polls this week as in we enter the last lap and the Irish Times have an Ipsos MRBI poll in tomorrows paper. The topline figures are:
- Fianna Fail 16% (+1)
- Fine Gael 37% (+4)
- Labour 19% (-5)
- Greens 2% (+1)
- Sinn Fein 11% (-1)
- Others 15 (nc)
This poll confirms the results of the polls in Sunday’s papers. Labour seem to have made a massive mistake in their camapign and are now paying the price as voters either return to Fianna Fail or move to Fine Gael.
Fine Gael continue their rise and the possibility of single party government. The fact that Enda’s popularity has risen, just the same as the party’s support. In this poll Enda is on 37%, the exact same as party support.
There is still a lot to play for as 19% of the electorate are undecided on who to vote for.
The poll of polls, which is unweighted and highly suspect, but interesting all the same stands as follows:
- Fianna Fail 15%
- Fine Gael 36.3%
- Labour 20.5%
- Greens 1.8%
- Sinn Fein 11.5%
- Others 13.9%
Lets see what happens this week, in case anything goes wrong for the other parties.
- Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI February 3rd (stephenspillane.com)
- Sunday Business Post/Red C Poll and Sunday Independent/Milward Brown Poll 20th February (stephenspillane.com)
- Irish Independent\Milward Brown Poll 16th February (stephenspillane.com)