James Downey: Voters put aside concerns about Kenny as leader
ALL through last week, the feeling was in the air. It may have derived from opinion polls, from doorstep experiences, from constituency assessments or mere guesswork and personal prejudice. Wherever it came from, it was everywhere. Fine Gael was on course to win well.
Then came the 'Sunday Business Post' Red C opinion poll to confirm the intangible feeling.
A rating of 38pc for Fine Gael has changed the game. If yesterday's figure indicates a firm trend, and if that trend continues between now and polling day on February 25, the party will not just win but will have a serious chance of forming a single-party government -- though not necessarily a majority government.