Fianna Fáil Shorten Further To Overtake Fine Gael At Election
Most Seats In Next Irish General Election
Fianna Fáil’s odds of a general election victory have plummeted after new figures released at the weekend gave them a healthy lead over Fine Gael in the opinion polls.
The Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes poll gave Micheál Martin’s party a 12-point lead over their electoral rivals, who dropped 7 points to 20% just marginally ahead of Sinn Féin (19%).
We already had Fianna Fáil as the front-runners in the election at 4/6 to scoop most seats in the days after the vote was confirmed,
but the release of the latest opinion poll has seen their odds collapse into 2/9.
Fine Gael had been odds-on themselves when the Brexit deal was struck between the EU and the UK, but they have drifted to 11/4 with less than three weeks to go before polling day.
Fianna Fáil are now just Even money shots to return to the Dáil with over 57 seats, which would be a gain of at least 13 from their tally of 44 at the 2016 election.
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