Gilmore refuses to be 'spooked' by fall in support for Labour
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said he was not going to be “spooked” by the results of any individual opinion poll.
Speaking in Santiago, Chile, during a summit of EU and Latin American states, Mr Gilmore said they were three years out from a general election and his focus was on “doing what is necessary now to bring about an economic recovery”.
Two polls showed a further drop in Labour support. Fine Gael remained the same in one poll and dropped in a second, while both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin gained.The Sunday Business Post Red C poll showed Labour support dropped three points to 11 per cent, while Fine Gael remained unchanged at 28 per cent after a sharp fall in support in November.
There was 1 per cent increase in support for Fianna Fáil to 21 per cent, with Sinn Féin up two points to 19 per cent. A poll for The Sunday Times gave a drop of four points for FG to 26 per cent;Labour minus one to 11 per cent, with Fianna Fáil up two at 24 per cent. Sinn Féin support rose five points to 19 per cent.