John Drennan: Norris still the people's first choice as President
Poll shows Higgins has not picked up support from his Labour rivals
THE latest Sunday Independent/Quantum Research poll indicates that David Norris is the people's choice for the Aras, unless something derails his campaign.
Mr Norris holds 37 per cent of the vote, almost three times as much support as his two closest rivals, the poll shows.
The result will come as a particular disappointment to Michael D Higgins. Though the Labour veteran is in joint second place with 13 per cent, he has only gained 1 percentage point.9 per cent of voters had originally supported his two rival Labour candidates.