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Daily Fix: Wednesday

The highs and lows of today’s campaign trail.

Enda Kenny's leadership has hit 30 per cent approval in a recent poll. Richard Bruton is happy for him... he swears.
Enda Kenny's leadership has hit 30 per cent approval in a recent poll. Richard Bruton is happy for him... he swears.

Every evening, TheJournal.ie brings your Daily Fix: all the highlights of today’s campaign trail.

GOOD DAY FOR:

  • Fine Gael – as it steals a lead in the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll. Support for the party now stands at 33 per cent (up three points), while Enda Kenny’s approval rating has climbed seven points t0 30 per cent.
  • Postal voters – at least the ones who made today’s application deadline for getting on the supplemental register.

BAD DAY FOR:

  • Economics – Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin, the Greens and Labour all got into fiscal fisticuffs after disagreeing on virtually every issue of national finance.
  • Pearse Doherty- who was forced to enlighten the general public about the difference between being a ‘civil engineer’ and a ‘civil engineering technician.’
  • The Greens – after 81-year-old candidate Jennifer Sleeman was forced to withdraw from the race because she is not an Irish citizen.

JIBE OF THE DAY:

John Gormley accusing Labour of adopting “a ‘three monkeys’ approach to the economy with their ‘hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil’ document launch today”.

ELECTORAL DANGER OF THE DAY:

Strong winds have ripped election posters off lampposts and trees across the country: the chances of being smacked across the head with the cardboard likeness of a grinning politician are uncomfortably high.

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