I have an urgent message for the Taoiseach. If the British general election outcome teaches us anything, it must be that opinion polls can be political death-traps for the unwary. What people signal about their intentions can differ hugely, in a very short timeframe, from what they actually do at the ballot box.
In the Seanad referendum, for instance, those of us opposed to abolition were confronted with opinion polls even in the last week...
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