THE RESULTS OF the latest Red C poll, announced on Today with Sean O’Rourke this morning, don’t make great reading for the government parties.
Fianna Fáil get a slight boost, and there’s no change for Sinn Féin.
The Paddy Power survey is the first political opinion poll to be taken during the election campaign. It was conducted between last Thursday and Monday.
- Fine Gael: 30 (-1)
- Labour: 8 (-2)
- Fianna Fáil: 18 (+1)
- Sinn Féin: 17 (no change)
- Independents and others: 25 (+2)
Speaking on Sean O’Rourke’s programme straight after the poll results were announced, Labour leader Joan Burton insisted it was still “all to play for” and that her party were in contention for seats all over the country.
The results of the last Red C poll were published in the Sunday Business Post at the weekend.
That survey was conducted between Monday and Wednesday of last week.
Independents and others
Delving down into that ‘Independents and others’ category in today’s poll, the Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit grouping are on 4% (up 1), Renua are on 2% (up 1), and the Independent Alliance are on 4% (up 2).
The Social Democrats, on 3%, also retain gains seen in last week’s survey.