Sunday 22 April 2018

Jody Corcoran: Leo factor now a real challenge to Martin as FG reaches tipping point

Varadkar will be tempted to call an election, with the man of the moment winning even the satisfaction of SF voters, writes Jody Corcoran

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking at the Cabinet meeting and launch of Project Ireland 2040 at IT Sligo. Photo: James Connolly
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking at the Cabinet meeting and launch of Project Ireland 2040 at IT Sligo. Photo: James Connolly
Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

There is a point at which a trend becomes an unstoppable momentum. Leo Varadkar is almost, but not quite, at that point. He will be soon though, if he keeps going like this. So Micheal Martin should be worried, if not yet alarmed.

Fine Gael has opened an eight-point lead over Fianna Fail, according to our opinion poll today.

That represents a 16-point turnaround between the two parties since precisely this time last year.

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