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McGuinness tops Joe Duffy poll for President

SINN FEIN’S Martin McGuinness topped a flash poll on the Joe Duffy show today with 5,947 votes.

However, David Norris, who now looks unlikely to get nominated on to the ballot paper for the presidential election, was just over 200 votes behind him at 5,732 votes.

Fine Gael’s Gay Mitchell got 2,668 votes, followed by Independent Mary Davis at 2,314 and Michael D. Higgins at 2,194.

Dana secured 1,424 votes and Sean Gallagher came in last at 1,290 votes.