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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Polling

Last year
# EU-reka
Nearly nine in ten back Ireland's EU membership, but support for joint defence less certain
Support for EU membership is highest in Dublin and lowest in Connacht, but relatively high everywhere in the country.
# French presidential election
France prepares for first round of tight Macron re-election bid
The stakes of the election are high for Macron, who came to power aged 39 as France’s youngest president.
# Politics
Support for Fine Gael continues to fall in latest polling
Sinn Féin remains the most popular party in the Republic of Ireland.
All time
More than half of people in Ireland think less of Britain since Brexit
A report by
Lauren Boland
63% of people say their view of Britain has changed since it left the EU, and of those, 95% say it has changed for the worse.
63% of people say their view of Britain has changed since it left the EU, new polling has found.
Of those, 95% say it has changed for the worse, Lauren Boland reports.
Green Party and Social Democrat voters are especially likely to say their views on Britain have changed since Brexit.
Irish trade and politics are being transformed by Brexit - but how? What can we expect in 2022?
'There are good and bad days': Are Anglo-Irish relations worse now than during Brexit negotiations?
# climate action
74% of young car owners plan to cut down on trips or switch to electric, poll finds
However, 32% of car owners overall do not plan on making any change to the number of journeys they take.
# splitting the atom
Ireland split on whether to build a nuclear power station for clean energy
In a trade-off between tackling climate change and economic growth, more people would prioritise solving the climate crisis.
Majority of us have made personal changes for the climate, but not as many are confident it's enough
Across the political spectrum, only Fine Gael voters place more responsibility on individuals than on governments to tackle the climate crisis.
Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South
While elected representatives in Ireland have previously sought to censor public opinion polls, they do so under a paternalistic presumption that the public is incapable of adequately deciphering the information, writes Dr Kevin Cunningham.
# Red C The Journal poll
Vast majority of people have received a scam call from an Irish number in the past month
About half of people received a scam call in the last week, a Red C/The Journal poll has found.
Almost three-quarters of Irish adults said they received a scam call from an Irish number at some point over the past month.
A new survey from Red C/The Journal shows half of adults received a call in the last week, Orla Dwyer reports.
Recent common scam calls consist of a pre-recorded message purporting to be from the Department of Social Protection.
Larry Donnelly: It's down to the wire in Dublin Bay South
Our columnist looks at the ‘could have beens’ and the ‘just mights’ ahead of next week’s vote.
# ireland thinks
69% of people believe past governments are to blame for the current housing crises
Meanwhile, the Ireland Thinks/The Good Information Project poll shows majority support for a right to housing to be enshrined in the constitution.
'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
A constitutional right to housing has expressive value but would it force government to act?
Opinion: The pollster controversy should alert us to possible issues with political campaigning online
Ethan Shattock says the incoming Electoral Commission must address fake polling and inauthentic campaign behaviour by all parties.
# door to door
'As far as we know' Labour members did not engage in fake polling, says Ó Ríordain
The TD says no such polling was ever “sanctioned” by the party leadership.
# Controversy
Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?
Some parties have said they never engaged in this practice, while others used it up until a few years ago.
It was reported yesterday that Sinn Féin party members had pretended to be pollsters carrying fake marketing research company IDs.
SF TD Eoin Ó Broin described the practice as "widespread and common".
Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have also engaged in similar polling in the past.
Taoiseach said he does not know if law broken by Fianna Fáil members posing as canvassers
Leo Varadkar says FG paid students to pretend to be pollsters, DPC to ask SF about its practices
# door to door polling
Taoiseach said he does not know if law broken by Fianna Fáil members posing as canvassers
Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have all said that party members posed as pollsters.
# ireland thinks
New poll shows most office workers want to work from home 2 to 3 days per week post-pandemic
The Ireland Thinks poll found 20% of those working from home do so in their bedrooms.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland stick with Saturday voting for general elections?
Turnout for the election was the fourth-lowest ever in the history of the State.
# General Election
How do people get those jobs at polling stations (and how much do they pay)?
Staff are required for both polling stations on Election Day and count centres throughout Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you happy the General Election is being held on a Saturday?
Next month’s election will be the first Saturday election since 1918.
# Democracy
Hong Kong voters wait in hundred metre-long queues to cast their ballot in elections
One-third of registered voters had cast their ballot in the first five hours.
# voter polling
Amid talk of a snap general election last year, some Independent TDs were spending thousands on polling
Throughout 2018, speculation was rife that a snap general election could be on the cards.
# presidential campaign
Donald Trump trailing five Democrats in latest opinion poll
The Fox News poll showed Biden leading Trump by 49% to 39% among all registered voters nationwide.
# Kerry
Gsoc launches public interest probe into voter registration irregularities in Kerry
The matter is also being investigated by gardaí.
# Suicide Attack
At least 30 killed in suicide blast on Pakistan polling station
The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group through its official Amaq news agency.
# losing my religion
Atheist Ireland calls for bibles to be removed from referendum polling stations
The group calls the current system “discriminatory”.
# Poll Position
Fine Gael's lead in the polls over Fianna Fáil is down - but people are pretty happy with Leo
The party remains the most popular in the country, but now commands a four point lead over its main opposition.
# winner takes some
How Germany's complex electoral system could cause problems for Angela Merkel
Germany has a few unique quirks to its electoral system that could force Merkel into a difficult coalition.
# Poll positions
Labour support falling as latest polls see Fianna Fáil on top
Fianna Fáil remain the most popular party in the state.
# polls apart
Did opinion polls get it wrong - again?
Not really.
# playing with the big boys
Now they're polling above Labour, AAA-PBP want to be grouped with the big parties
They’re sick of being lumped as ‘Independent/Others’.
# it could be close
How did the polls change in the run up to other recent referendums?
History has shown us they’re not exactly a perfect science.
# Shy Voters
The polls got it wrong in the UK. Here's why...
# Blues and Reds
More than a quarter of the country now supports Fine Gael
And a third supports the government parties.
# Midterms
State of Play: How are the US Senate mid-terms looking?
Very good. If you’re a Republican.
# Burton Bounce
The Burton Bounce: Labour double support in latest polls
The party is set to enjoy a 7% bounce according to polls published tomorrow.
# Poll Position
Why are schools used as polling places?
There are some very sensible reasons why hundreds of primary schools will close today to facilitate voting.
# Mark Your Card
Countdown's over (finally), here's what you need to vote today
You don’t need a polling card, but might need some ID.
# selfless acts
Selfies in the polling booth are a bad idea, says Department
Consider yourselves warned… Yes, that includes you, Taoiseach.
# Election 2014
Sinn Féin leads in Dublin, but Hayes faces a fight
Another good result for Sinn Féin means a bad result for the junior Finance Minister.
# Topping the Poles
ESB warns candidates: Don't put your posters on electrical poles or you may die
Or be pretty badly injured.