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Understanding the Fianna Fáil gains

Just what is behind Fianna Fáil's remarkable comeback, asks Richard Colwell.

24th February, 2013
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photo: Collins

The main mover in this month's Sunday Business Post/Red C poll is Fianna Fáil, increasing support by 5 percentage points in one month, after a number of months of gains. In total, it means that support for the party has increased from 18 per cent in September 2012 to 26 per cent in 2013, a rise of 8 percentage points in six months.

There are two key questions with regard to this rise in support. The first is...

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