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Paul Moran: Poll could end up more about style than substance

Paul Moran

Published 02/02/2011 | 05:00

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin tried to stop a shot when he visited Fettercairn Community Centre, Tallaght, Dublin yesterday evening
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin tried to stop a shot when he visited Fettercairn Community Centre, Tallaght, Dublin yesterday evening

THE phoney war is finally over. Now that the election has been finally called, it's more timely than ever to gauge the mood of the nation.

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This latest Millward Brown Lansdowne opinion poll, conducted on Saturday and Monday, offers mixed comfort for the leading players in Election 2011.

The headline figures are undoubtedly the lack of any meaningful bounce for Fianna Fail following the appointment of Micheal Martin as party leader, the consolidation of a left-wing "bloc" and the apparent inability of Fine Gael to capitalise on the travails of the Government.

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