FG vote has found its level as opposition fails to make gains

Opposition parties will have to take risks and make more noise to win greater electoral support, writes Richard Colwell.

27th April, 2013
Enda Kenny: support for Fine Gael has remained stable since last November. Photo: Photocall

Fine Gael has retained 28 per cent of the first preference vote in the latest Red C poll for *The Sunday Business Post*, 8 per cent below the level the party achieved at the last election.

In itself, the figure is not that remarkable, given the tough decisions that have had to be made along the way, and the fact that we lie midway between elections. What is far more interesting, is that this is exactly the...

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