The current President Michael D Higgins is the clear favourite to win the next Presidential Election if latest polls are to be believed.
President Higgins who is seeking a second term in office reportedly has the overwhelming backing of the Irish public ahead of next month’s election.
According to The Sunday Business Post/Red C Poll, President Higgins has the backing of 67% of voters.
The commanding lead puts him well ahead of the other candidates as Businessman Sean Gallagher comes in second place with 15%.
Meanwhile fellow businessman Gavin Duffy has 6%, and senator Joan Freeman has 3%.
The poll which which was conducted from September 6th to the 13th also has Sinn Fein Liadh Ni Riada at 7%.