In the latest opinion poll released this morning, it now appears that Sinn Fein’s support has peaked too soon and that if the election had been held last Friday rather than this Friday it would have been very much to their advantage. The party is said to be running at just 14% nationally compared to a high of 19% just ten days ago.
The Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams’ seat in County Louth is safe, but hopes of the Belfast native bringing in his nationally unknown running-mate Imelda Munster have slipped considerably with a surge in the “Wee County” for both Fianna Fail and Independents.
Munster, a largely unknown County Councillor from Drogheda is said to now desperately trying to canvass some of Gerry’s north Louth number ones in an effort to collect the fifth seat in the County.
Nationally, it’s believed that the statements from Martin McGuinness in support of an “in vote” for a Brexit referendum in northern Ireland and the UK have turned many traditional Sinn Fein nationalists off voting for the party on Friday and instead are now leaning towards Independents.