Latest polls for Sunday 18th May May 17, 2014Posted by WorldbyStorm in Economy, Irish Politics, The Left.
Excluding Don’t Know’s and compared with the 2009 Locals…
Fine Gael 25% down seven percentage points on the party’s result in 2009.
Fianna Fáil 22% down three percentage points.
Labour 7% down eight percentage points.
Sinn Féin 17% up 10 percentage points.
Independents and Others 30% up 13 percentage points.
RTÉ cautions that Don’t Know’s are running at ‘one in four voters’ which is ‘high for this stage in the campaign.
Let’s not be too hasty but interesting how the SF vote has increased. And the Independents and Others. This surely constitutes a massive shift away from the traditional parties and parties themselves – even accepting that Independent votes at local elections have always been higher than at national ones.
Data on the European elections too.
Midlands North West (what a name, what a constituency).
FG, McGuinness (21%)
Ind, Flanagan (17%)
SF, Carthy (14%)
Ind, Harkin (12%)
FF, Byrne, (9%)
FF, Gallagher (8%)
SF, Boylan (19%)
FG, Hayes (16%)
FF, Fitzpatrick (12%)
Ind, Childers (11%)
GP, Ryan (11%)
PBP, Smith (10%)
SP, Murphy (9%)
LP, Costello (7%)
FF, Crowley (35%)
FG, Kelly (17%)
SF, Ní Riada (14%)
FG, Clune (10%)
FG, Harris (8%)
LP, Prendergast (5%)
And many more…
All the above exclude undecideds. Big pools of those, Dublin 27%, MNW 23% and South 31%.