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In the polls: How have political parties fared since GE11?

Check out how national opinion polls have tracked the main parties and Independents since the 31 Dáil took office.

Taoiseach Kenny and Tánaiste Gilmore on Wednesday.
Taoiseach Kenny and Tánaiste Gilmore on Wednesday.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

IT’S ONE YEAR today since the coalition government took office following the February 2011 general election.

In that election, future government partners Fine Gael and Labour took 36 per cent and 19 per cent of the vote respectively.

Fianna Fáil support dipped to 17 per cent and the Green Party lost all of its seats in the Dáil.

Meanwhile, Sinn Féin took one in ten votes across the country, and the Independents, Socialist Party, Workers and Unemployed Action Group and People Before Profit Alliance won 15 per cent of the #GE11 vote.

But how have they fared in the opinion polls since then?

The following graphs show a round-up of each of three different types of national opinion poll taken in Ireland throughout the first year:

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Note: Due to the different methodologies deployed in the different polls, they are represented in separate graphs, though each starts with the official election results of 25 February 2011.

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