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A public man and his private frailties

The Red C poll suggests that voters regret the Puritanical destruction of Norris's bid, writes John-Paul McCarthy

Published 14/08/2011 | 05:00

LAST week's Red C poll shows that David Norris still retains an extraordinary hold on Irish popular affections.

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Four out of every 10 citizens would have given him their vote for the Presidency.

The poll suggests that there is a yawning gap between the public Puritanism that ended his campaign and the private calculations of voters.

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