Friday 17 November 2017

Steadying the ship sees Enda return to the top of the pile

The political heavyweights show signs of recovery, but the upcoming referendum could be close run thing, writes Paul Moran

Paul Moran

This latest Sunday Independent/ Millward Brown opinion poll, conducted up until Thursday of last week, indicates there has been a sharpening of opinion among the population in terms of how they view the body politic.

The proportion of Undecideds has dropped across many of our tracking metrics, indicating the public is evaluating political proceedings through a more focussed lens. Of course, the change in tone from all parties and politicians has been quite apparent since the beginning of the year - we are undoubtedly now in election mode, regardless of when that may be.

First off, the headline figures. Fine Gael will be pleased to see themselves restored to the top of the pecking order. They will be confident that at this stage of the run-in to the General Election, they are working off a baseline figure of support in the mid 20s.

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