The latest Red C Poll… December 1, 2012Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Politics.
It’s not as if we don’t have enough else to be going on with, but as noted in comments, here’s the latest Red C poll figures. Make of them what you will, but hard not to feel that the Reilly issue and the X legislation is causing FG problems, and may – just maybe – be good for the Independents on foot of Clare Daly, Joan Collins and Mick Wallaces work earlier in the year and this last week.
STATE OF THE PARTIES
Fine Gael: 28% (-6)
Labour: 14% (+1)
Fianna Fáil: 20% (+1)
Sinn Fein: 17% (no change)
Independents/others: 21% (+4)
And attitude to X case…
Summary of the poll’s findings on each possible option for abortion law:
“Legislate for the X case, which means allowing abortion where the mother’s life is threatened, including by suicide.” Support: 85%
“A constitutional amendment to limit the X case, by excluding a threat of suicide as a grounds for abortion, but still allowing abortion, where the mother’s life is threatened outside of suicide.” Support: 63%
“A constitutional amendment to extend the right to abortion to all cases where the health of the mother is seriously threatened and also in cases of rape.” Support: 82%
“A constitutional amendment to allow for legal abortion in any case where a woman requests it.” Support: 36%
Something has changed in the past two weeks.
More thoughts on this during the week.