In continuation from the poll on the referendum in today’s Irish Times, tomorrows looks at party support. Polling was conducted on Monday and Tuesday by Ipsos MRBI. So this is post the major party conferences, Mahon and Household Charge.
The party support levels are:
- Fine Gael, 33% (-3)
- Labour, 13% (-6)
- Fianna Fáil, 14% (-1)
- Sinn Féin, 21% (+6)
- Green Party, 2% (+1)
- Independents/ Others, 17% (+3)
It is interesting to see the Green Party have their own line in a poll again but are still within the margin of error. Fine Gael are down for the first time in awhile but still have the largest support.
Labour continue to and seem to be loosing their support to Sinn Fein. There is no recovery either for Fianna Fail and they too slip, but are marginally ahead of Labour.
Sinn Fein are now solidified as the second most popular party, but if they cant get over there lack of attracting transfers it may still be hard for them to make large gains.
Independents again are a gainer but that can be hard to convert into seats as the vote is split among a wide range of groups.
The leader’s satisfaction’s are interesting in this poll they are:
- Enda Kenny (FG): 42% (-10)
- Eamon Gilmore (Lab): 41% (-14)
- Gerry Adams (SF): 29% (-3)
- Micheál Martin (FF): 24% (-5)
Overall Government satisfaction is at 23% which is down 14% since last October.
- Pollwatch: Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI April 19th (stephenspillane.com)
- That “Behaviours and Attitudes” Poll….. and the Fine Gael dream contest. (cedarlounge.wordpress.com)
- That latest Red C Poll (cedarlounge.wordpress.com)
- Pollwatch: Sunday Business Post/Red C 25th March 2012 (stephenspillane.com)