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Davis calls on fellow candidates to distance themselves from 'dirty tricks'

Mary Davis is calling on all of the presidential campaigns to reject negative polling techniques which have come to light.

Mary Davis
Mary Davis
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PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MARY Davis is calling on her fellow candidates to distance themselves from what she’s calling ‘dirty tricks’.

In a statement released today, Davis cited revelations in today’s Sunday Business Post, which claim that Fine Gael has engaged the services of a polling company to test negative messages about the candidates.

Fine Gael has said that it is doing campaign research, but a spokesperson did not confirm to the Sunday Business Post if the party is working with the company in question.

Davis, who has been made aware of negative messages about her being put to those being polled, has said that it is a “clear indication that someone seems determined to make this campaign more about partisan mud slinging and less about ideas and vision”.

Davis also said that it was unclear to her who was carrying out the negative polling, but has called on all of the other presidential campaigns to reject the negative polling techniques.

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