Mary Lou McDonald Odds-On Favourite To Be Taoiseach After Sinn Féin Poll Surge

Sinn Féin are now even stronger favourites to win the next general election in Ireland after the party received another boost at the opinion polls.

The new Business Post/Red C poll saw support for Sinn Féin rise four points from last month to 33%, giving them an eight-point lead over Fine Gael, who fell three points to 25%.

Mary Lou McDonald has since been backed further to be the Taoiseach after the next election as we cut her into 8/13 from even money,

…making her hot favourite ahead of Leo Varadkar (9/4) and Fianna Fáil leadership hopeful Jim O’Callaghan (12/1).

The latest betting moves also suggest Sinn Féin are now comfortably in pole position to emerge from the next election with most seats in the Dáil after shortening again into 1/2 from 4/6, with Fine Gael eased slightly to 13/8 from 6/4.

Fianna Fáil are now distant 11/1 third favourites to win most seats next time out after support slumped further by one point to just 12%.

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