Poll: Coalition is suffering backlash, not meltdown

The move back to Fianna Fáil is perhaps more gradual than some commentators have suggested, writes Richard Colwell.

24th March, 2013
Michael McGrath, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman, and party leader Micheál Martin. Photo: Collins

Over many years, the Red C tracking polls for *The Sunday Business Post* have clearly shown the value in analysis of voter behaviour over longer periods of time, rather than focusing on change from one poll to another.

The benefit to regular polling with tight controls is that we shouldn't really see big shifts in every poll, but rather should be interested in the underlying trend in the longer term over three or four polls....

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