Fine Gael may be benefiting from a lack of ‘acceptable’ alternatives

Fine Gael is maintaining its support, despite growing anger over the handling of the lockdown, while Fianna Fáil and the Greens are bearing the brunt of voter frustration

28th February, 2021
Fine Gael may be benefiting from a lack of ‘acceptable’ alternatives
From left, Eamon Ryan, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, the three leaders of the coalition government: their parties are maintaining support with Fine Gael doing better in the latest poll than Martin’s Fianna Fáil or Ryan’s Green Party

For as long as I have been polling, there have been people that do not understand why the results sometimes don’t reflect their views.

Often they may feel they hold a majority view when they actually don’t and this is perhaps explained by the growing tendency of them being more exposed to content that matches their own way of thinking and less exposed to content that challenges it.

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