So today we saw the first poll since the general election published in the Sunday Business Post. It was conducted by Red C. All figures are on difference since the election. The topline figures are:
- Fine Gael 39% (+3)
- Labour 18% (-1)
- Fianna Fail 16% (-1)
- Sinn Fein 11% (+1)
- Others 16%
An interesting poll. Maybe people are regretting not voting for a majority Fine Gael government? That or is the sign that Red C over estimate Fine Gael support by about 3%. Pity we won’t know until the local and european elections in 2014. Unless something dramatic happens. I am not surprised at this poll. The government is still in a honeymoon period with the voters, unlike in the media. All the bad news can still be associated with the previous Fianna Fail Government, but this wont last long.
It must be said the Fine Gael ministers have been playing a blinder and are not getting as hit hard by the media or the voters as Labour Ministers. It will be interesting if this trend continues.
It is interesting to note that the Green Party has been lumped into the “others” category. It will be strange not seeing them in polls.
- The first poll of the new Dáil… (cedarlounge.wordpress.com)
- Sunday Business Post/Red C Poll and Sunday Independent/Milward Brown Poll 20th February (stephenspillane.com)
- Tom McGurk on the ‘Greens’. (cedarlounge.wordpress.com)
- Sunday Business Post\Red C 13th Feb (stephenspillane.com)