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Poll: A year after the general election, who would you vote for now?

It really is a year since the historic general election. But who would you give your first-preference vote to now?
Feb 25th 2012, 6:33 PM 11,659 297

THIS TIME EXACTLY a year ago the country was having its say in what was widely accepted to have been a historic election campaign.

After all the votes were counted, it was certainly a historic result. Fine Gael and Labour won dozens of new seats, Fianna Fáil’s vote collapsed nationwide to historic lows, there were significant gains for Sinn Féin and independent candidates while the Green Party lost all of its seats.

Now, a year on from what became known on Twitter as #GE11, the government will argue that much progress has been made on its promises while the opposition will predictably dismiss that. Some are disillusioned with the administration, others will continue to adopt a wait-and-see approach.

But today we want to know, if the election were held now, a year after the last one, who would you give your first-preference vote to?

Poll Results:

Sinn Féin (1423)
Fine Gael (1104)
Fianna Fáil (741)
Don't know (484)
Independent (410)
Labour (356)
United Left Alliance (PBP, WUAG, Socialists) (306)
Other (149)
Green Party (124)

One Year On: Read all of’s coverage of the first anniversary of the 2011 general election >

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