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#Opinion Polls

# opinion-polls - Friday 6 July, 2012

Angela Merkel approval rating up after EU summit

The German Chancellor’s popularity has risen to its highest level since she was re-elected in 2009.

# opinion-polls - Monday 4 June, 2012

Gilmore acknowledges Labour’s poll difficulties but says crisis must be resolved

Gilmore said that his party was focussed on solving the country’s economic crisis but acknowledged difficulties with its identity in the coalition with Fine Gael.

# opinion-polls - Sunday 13 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

Support for coalition parties down - but up for Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil

Latest Red C opinion poll shows SF and FF picking up 2 per cent apiece.

# opinion-polls - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Government satisfaction rating plummets in new opinion poll

An Ipsos MRBI opinion poll for the Irish Times sees Sinn Féin rise by 6 points, as support for the three main Dáil parties all falls.

# opinion-polls - Friday 9 March, 2012

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.

# opinion-polls - Monday 24 October, 2011

Gallagher retains major lead in Irish Times Áras opinion poll

With three days to go until polling, Seán Gallagher holds a 15 per cent lead over the field – the largest his lead has been in any poll.

# opinion-polls - Sunday 23 October, 2011

Fianna Fáil remains fourth in party support - Red C poll

The Sunday Business Post’s Red C poll puts Fianna Fáil two points behind Sinn Féin in party support, as Fine Gael slips

# opinion-polls - Saturday 22 October, 2011

Presidential polls can sometimes be wrong - but not by very much

Candidates hoping to turn their fortunes from the latest Red C poll can’t count on much historical precedent so close to polling.

Gallagher extends lead in latest Áras opinion polls

The final Sunday Business Post poll before polling gives Seán Gallagher a 14-point lead over Michael D Higgins.

# opinion-polls - Saturday 15 October, 2011

Gallagher storms into major lead in latest opinion poll

Sean Gallagher now holds a 12 point lead over Michael D Higgins, according to Red C’s opinion poll for the Sunday Business Post.

# opinion-polls - Sunday 4 September, 2011

Higgins leads two Áras opinion polls but Labour's support falls

Mixed fortunes for the Labour party as an opinion poll also finds some support for independent Senator David Norris re-entering the race.

# opinion-polls - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Wednesday GE11 This post contains images

Daily Fix: Wednesday

With the first votes cast in the 2011 general election, here’s our penultimate daily look at the winners and losers of the day.

# opinion-polls - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

Labour recovers some ground in latest opinion poll

Labour returns its share of public support to 20 per cent, while Fianna Fáil drops back to 14 and Fine Gael holds at 38.

# opinion-polls - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Latest opinion poll gives FG further breathing space

Fine Gael’s lead over Labour is a massive 21 per cent, according to the poll in today’s Irish Daily Star.

# opinion-polls - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

Five things you need to know: a bad day for Fianna Fáil, a gruesome Valentine’s attack in Newbridge, and the tipping point approaches for mortgage holders.

FF could face meltdown, according to poll

A nationwide poll of 13,000 people shows Fianna Fáil will struggle to pick up preferences from further down the ballot paper.

Fianna Fáil’s approval rating hits new record low

The latest Irish Independent opinion poll keeps Fine Gael on its 38 per cent margin of support, 15 clear of Labour.

# opinion-polls - Saturday 29 January, 2011

Fine Gael maintains lead as Martin polls well

Opinion polls in two of tomorrow’s newspapers show Fine Gael with a healthy lead – but Micheál Martin’s the most popular leader.

# opinion-polls - Sunday 5 December, 2010

Poll shows greater support for Bruton than Kenny

New Red C poll suggests Fine Gael leadership issue was never really put to bed by the party.

# opinion-polls - Wednesday 25 August, 2010

BARACK OBAMA’S DISAPPROVAL RATING reached a new record high of 52% last night after a new poll showed the American public to be increasingly dissatisfied with the president’s handling of the country’s employment problems.

The findings of the latest Reuters-Ipsos poll show, for the first time, that more people are dissatisfied with Obama’s performance than approve of it – 52% disapprove of him while he has the blessing of just 45%.

By comparison, last month’s similar poll showed the two sides split on 48% apiece.

Furthermore, 62% of respondents – more than three in five – declared the country to be on the wrong track.

Unemployment ranks as the biggest concern of those surveyed, with a massive 92% of the public believing that job creation should be the administration’s top priority.

Ipsos pollsters said the concentration on the jobs market was the highest the company had seen for almost two decades.

Political polarisation remains massive, with Democrat voters being 69% more in favour of Obama’s performance than Republicans are. Strangely, however, voting intentions since last November have only shown a 1% swing to the Republicans.

Liberal commentators argue that Obama’s approval rating is still a few points better than Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter had after 20 months in office.