Vote buying hasn't worked - watch as Coalition now tries bullyboy tactics
With just 10 days of campaigning left to go before people go to the polls, panic is beginning to set in among the Government parties.
Sunday's Red C opinion poll revealed that support for Fine Gael and Labour has dropped by five points, with the likelihood of the Coalition being returned to government appearing increasingly remote.
It wasn't supposed to be like this. Fine Gael and Labour had planned each day of the General Election campaign with military precision but their message has failed to resonate with voters.