00159468Tanaiste Joan Burton and Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Sinn Féin’s support has risen significantly by five points to 22%.
Fianna Fáil is up one point to 19%.
When [undecideds] are excluded, Fine Gael support was measured at 25% down two points
Labour has also dipped by two points to 8%.
Support for Independents and the smaller parties fell by two points to 26%.
72% of people questioned have said that they would vote yes in the Same Sex Marriage Referendum with 20% opposed to the proposal and 8% undecided.

The latest RED C/ Sunday Business Post opinion poll.

Poll taken Monday/Tuesday (before-Siteserv).

FIGHT!

Poll suggests drop in Govt parties support (RTÉ)

33 thoughts on “Seeing Red

  1. Panty Christ

    I suppose FG will engage in a smear of Sinn Fein later this week now to dampen that opinion poll down some

    1. Atlas

      Those ‘smear campaigns’ practically write themselves – bombings, terrorism, murder, kidnappings, disappearings, torture, sectarianism, paedophilia, rape, bank robbing, fuel laundering, revisionism etc, and that’s before you even get to the cynical populism and voodoo economics. You can hardly blame FG for any of that.

      1. francis almond

        I find it extraordinary that Fine Gael & labour apparently have credible information that up to 40 IRA paedophiles and rapists are at large in the Republic yet we have no public inquiry or Garda updates. I also find it extraordinary that the acts of rape and child molestation by paramilitary unionist groups seems to have escaped our governments attention.

          1. francis almond

            are you suggesting that some of the 40 IRA rapists and paedophiles (that on good information are in hiding in the Republic) are seeking election? who are they?
            are you also saying that because those unionists that raped and abused done so in the north we should not concern ourselves with their crimes or victims?

      1. Kieran NYC

        Yeah – a woman coming forward telling stories about rape and a cover up by St Gerry. She MUST be a Labour shill.

        Defend St Gerry at all costs! Good man.

        1. Ultravox

          A dissident republican woman from a family with blood on its hands getting an award from Labour and a free platform from the Sindo is a shill. Unfortunately for them, the whiff of cordite is too strong for the rest of us.

      1. PaddyM

        Locking itself into an agreement to pay €212K p.a. for two and a half years seems like a bad idea, given that after the next election in less than a year’s time a lot of the current state funding of the party will disappear along with its electoral support. But then again, it’s about the level of cop-on that I’d expect from Labour.

  2. Tá Frilly Keane

    Well well well Alfred where are ya now
    Is that FF and the Shinners combining to go over 40%
    And Government parties less than 35%…

    And ta’ think one of ye tried to get Broadsheet to remove my post that predicted exactly that

    Howvabout sharing out some’a that Special Advisor money lads?

  3. Ultravox

    BUT…. BUT…. BUT…. How can this be? I don’t understand. The whole Same-Sex Marriage Referendum YES vote was to secure Minister for Homelessness Joan Thatcher-Burton’s Labour Party tons of seats in the next GE. None of this makes sense…

  4. DubLoony

    I would have thought that a basic requirement for any party in an election was to recognize the existence of this state.
    Shinners have sat out the whole recession, just building up their own party. Like FF of old.

    Without Labour the marriage equality referendum wouldn’t even be on the agenda.

    1. Sam

      I would have thought that a basic requirement for any party in an election was to recognize the existence of this state.

      Why? Do we really owe the State some allegiance or should the state serve the people and be changed if not fit for purpose? I understood that elections were supposed to be for the people to express their will, not for the state to guarantee its own continuance.

      Shinners have sat out the whole recession, just building up their own party. Like FF of old.

      True, I wouldn’t trust them as far as I could throw them, but that’s no reason to stick with the current shower. There are other alternatives.

      Without Labour the marriage equality referendum wouldn’t even be on the agenda.

      That’s the trickle down theory. The parties move to keep up with movements on the ground and try to remain relevant. They don’t stick their necks out and start dishing out progress on human rights out of the goodness of their own hearts. All these things were campaigned for long before our ‘betters’ addressed them.

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