A great result - but now Martin faces a dilemma
Sometimes, when you are on a high, the next moves are very perilous. So it is with Micheál Martin. A nationwide poll yesterday said a majority finds him the most credible person to be the next Taoiseach.
Almost four out of 10 people in the poll for the 'Sunday Independent' found the Fianna Fáil leader a more popular choice for Taoiseach than our current night-watchman in that office, Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny got fewer than one in five to back his return as anchor tenant in Government Buildings.
But people of a certain age will appreciate that this survey finding really is something like the "clap-o-meter." That was a measure of public applause in TV talent competitions and those were even more ephemeral than the generality of opinion polls.