Thursday 23 November 2017

Almost a third of people will vote for Independent candidates in #GE2016 - poll

HAVING NONE OF IT: Richard Boyd Barrett TD on RTE’s ‘Late Debate’
HAVING NONE OF IT: Richard Boyd Barrett TD on RTE’s ‘Late Debate’
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

PUBLIC support for Independent candidates has dramatically increased, according to the latest opinion poll.

Almost a third (31pc) of the electorate is now saying they will vote for Independent candidates when they next go to the ballot box.

Independent TD Mick Wallace
Independent TD Mick Wallace

This is a jump of five points since the last opinion poll.

The Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitude is bad news for Fianna Fáil and Sinn Fein, which both saw support drop.

Fianna Fáil is down three points to 18pc, while Sinn Fein is down two points to 17pc

Fine Gael is unchanged at 24, and Labour is down a point to 8pc. The Green Party is also down a point to 1pc.

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