Friday July 3, 2020

Shocked by the scale of the late swing

No pollster saw the late move against Fine Gael...we need to find out why

6th March, 2016
Enda Kenny and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar will be scratching their heads as to what happened in the final weeks of the election Pic:RollingNews.ie

The final results are now known and the scale and impact of changing voter preferences in the final days of this election have perhaps shocked many of us. No commentator, pollster, exit poll, academic analyst or bookie predicted the full extent of the movement in the end away from Fine Gael and towards Fianna Fáil.

However, in the run-up to and during the campaign, opinions polls did correctly identify that the government parties...

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