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# Opinion Polls

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# Northern Ireland
Nearly four-fifths of NI voters would choose to stay in UK
A poll commissioned by the BBC shows that when undecideds are excluded, the North would vote 79-21 to stay in the Union.
# Tús maith...
Barack Obama's approval rating hits three-year high
The inauguration seems to have given Obama a bit of a bounce – he is seen as ‘favourable’ by 60 per cent of voters.
# Opinion Polls
Sinn Féin gain at government's expense in latest opinion poll
The latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll shows Sinn Féin’s share of the vote rising by 3 per cent in a fortnight.
# UK
UKIP rises in polls to become UK's third largest party
Polls for a number of British papers show Nigel Farage’s party enjoying 14 per cent of the vote, an all-time high.
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?
# Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel approval rating up after EU summit
The German Chancellor’s popularity has risen to its highest level since she was re-elected in 2009.
# Labour Party
Gilmore acknowledges Labour’s poll difficulties but says crisis must be resolved
Gilmore said that his party was focussed on solving the country’s economic crisis but acknowledged difficulties with its identity in the coalition with Fine Gael.
# Politics
Support for coalition parties down - but up for Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil
Latest Red C opinion poll shows SF and FF picking up 2 per cent apiece.
# Opinion Polls
Government satisfaction rating plummets in new opinion poll
An Ipsos MRBI opinion poll for the Irish Times sees Sinn Féin rise by 6 points, as support for the three main Dáil parties all falls.
# One Year In
In the polls: How have political parties fared since GE11?
Check out how national opinion polls have tracked the main parties and Independents since the 31 Dáil took office.
# Race for the Áras
Gallagher retains major lead in Irish Times Áras opinion poll
With three days to go until polling, Seán Gallagher holds a 15 per cent lead over the field – the largest his lead has been in any poll.
# Opinion Polls
Fianna Fáil remains fourth in party support - Red C poll
The Sunday Business Post’s Red C poll puts Fianna Fáil two points behind Sinn Féin in party support, as Fine Gael slips
# Opinion Polls
Presidential polls can sometimes be wrong - but not by very much
Candidates hoping to turn their fortunes from the latest Red C poll can’t count on much historical precedent so close to polling.
# Race for the Áras
Gallagher extends lead in latest Áras opinion polls
The final Sunday Business Post poll before polling gives Seán Gallagher a 14-point lead over Michael D Higgins.
# Race for the Áras
Gallagher storms into major lead in latest opinion poll
Sean Gallagher now holds a 12 point lead over Michael D Higgins, according to Red C’s opinion poll for the Sunday Business Post.
# Race for the Áras
Higgins leads two Áras opinion polls but Labour's support falls
Mixed fortunes for the Labour party as an opinion poll also finds some support for independent Senator David Norris re-entering the race.
# GE11
Daily Fix: Wednesday
With the first votes cast in the 2011 general election, here’s our penultimate daily look at the winners and losers of the day.
# Opinion Polls
Labour recovers some ground in latest opinion poll
Labour returns its share of public support to 20 per cent, while Fianna Fáil drops back to 14 and Fine Gael holds at 38.
# GE11
Latest opinion poll gives FG further breathing space
Fine Gael’s lead over Labour is a massive 21 per cent, according to the poll in today’s Irish Daily Star.
# Opinion Polls
FF could face meltdown, according to poll
A nationwide poll of 13,000 people shows Fianna Fáil will struggle to pick up preferences from further down the ballot paper.
# Opinion Poll
Fianna Fáil’s approval rating hits new record low
The latest Irish Independent opinion poll keeps Fine Gael on its 38 per cent margin of support, 15 clear of Labour.
# Opinion Polls
Fine Gael maintains lead as Martin polls well
Opinion polls in two of tomorrow’s newspapers show Fine Gael with a healthy lead – but Micheál Martin’s the most popular leader.
# Politics
Poll shows greater support for Bruton than Kenny
New Red C poll suggests Fine Gael leadership issue was never really put to bed by the party.
# Opinion Polls
Obama's approval hits record lows as unemployment grows
More Americans now disapprove of the President than approve of him.