Poll shows Michael D can catch up on transfers
Gallagher leads in close race that may come down to 25,000 votes
IN a stunning reversal of fortune, businessman Sean Gallagher has established a significant lead over veteran Labour front runner Michael D Higgins, according to the latest opinion poll for the Sunday Independent.
But the dirtiest, most divisive, chaotic and scandal-driven election campaign in the history of the Presidency is heading for a photo finish between Mr Gallagher and Mr Higgins.
In spite of a dramatic swing which has seen Mr Gallagher's support rise from nine per cent to 41 per cent in a month, the final outcome is still not certain. The poll of 500 people was taken on Friday night. Today's Sunday Independent/ Quantum Research poll reveals, when ‘Don't knows' are included, Mr Gallagher with 37 per cent has an almost uncatchable lead of nine per cent over Mr Higgins who has the support of 28 per cent of the voters.