Richard Colwell: Government’s cycle of gaffes leaves the way open for McDonald

Sinn Féin’s support hasn’t grown to any huge degree, but it has remained rock-solid while that of the government parties continues to slide

12th September, 2021
Richard Colwell: Government’s cycle of gaffes leaves the way open for McDonald
It is a significant achievement for Mary Lou McDonald’s party to capitalise on the wounds the government parties keep inflicting on themselves. Picture: Getty

Today, Sinn Féin secures the lead party status for the first time in a Red C poll since tracking started for the Business Post back in 2003. The party’s lead is gained not because it has grown in support itself, but more because its support is solid, while support for the other parties appears weaker. It is still a significant achievement for Mary Lou McDonald’s party to capitalise on the wounds the government parties keep...

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