Treaty poll: Sinn Féin surge sees it take second place

Sinn Féin's rise continues, putting the party in second place for the first time. The factors fuelling its rise are set to continue, writes Pat Leahy.

4th March, 2012
Treaty poll: Sinn Féin surge sees it take second place
Eamon Gilmore and Labour have slipped to fourth place.

The margin for Sinn Féin's advantage is wafer-thin - 1 and 2 per cent - so you could argue it's statistically insignificant. However, it's still a big psychological moment for Sinn Féin - and for its rivals. It's the highest support the party has ever registered in the Red C series.

More important, there is no sign that the steady increase in Sinn Féin support has either reached its peak or is anything...

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