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Poll: Who would get your vote for President of Ireland now?

It’s still early days, and the field has changed again. So in the second of our polls on the presidency, we’re wondering how you’d vote now.

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TWO WEEKS AGO, we asked you to vote on your preferred candidate – at this early stage in the race – for Ireland’s next President.

On that occasion, 4,033 votes were cast. You can see the results here >

But since then, a number of things have changed.

David Norris, who was the number one candidate with 52 per cent of the vote, has been forced to clarify his views on everything from pederasty to the age of consent. A number of other candidates have entered the fray, and some of those included in our original list have insisted they won’t be standing.

We’ve also included a few names who expressed an interest in the past, and haven’t ruled themselves out – and one, Martin McAleese, who has yet to say anything on the subject.

So we’re asking once again: which of the following likely or possible candidates would be most likely to get your vote at this stage?

Poll Results:

David Norris (2370)
Michael D Higgins (302)
Pat Cox (281)
Martin McAleese (279)
Sean Gallagher (226)
Mary Davis (211)
Fergus Finlay (138)
Brian Crowley (120)
Mairead McGuinness (97)
Gay Mitchell (85)
Niall O'Dowd (75)
Kathleen O'Meara (17)

Read more: Norris issues wide-ranging letter clarifying his stance on many issues >

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Jennifer O'Connell

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