They haven't gone away you know, Fianna Fáil that is...
The party widely criticised for having been asleep-at-the-wheel and causing Ireland’s worst recession is yet again the second most popular party in the state.
That’s according to a new opinion poll to be published in Thursday’s Irish Times. The party, currently headed by Micheál Martin, looks to have recovered its popularity which was decimated following the last election and Troika bailout.
Fianna Fáil had fallen behind Fine Gael, Labour and Sinn Féin in the popularity stakes after the last election but have now bounced back in opposition as the survey shows Labour also gaining support, with drops for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael.
This IPSOS MRBI Poll was conducted across the country earlier this week, with the percentage breakdown as follows:
Fine Gael is down one point to 31%
Fianna Fáil is up 4 to 21%
Sinn Féin is down 4 to 20%
Labour is up 2 to 12%
There were 33% of voters undecided in terms of whom they’d vote for.
The longest serving member of the Dáil and Taoiseach Enda Kenny remains the most popular party leader in the country too...so a good day for the old establishment all-in-all.
It seems like a proportion of the population look happy to forgive Fianna Fáil after nearly wiping them out in the last election .
Let us know what you think...