Voters undecided in new poll
on 17/08/2013 18:21:34
The Millward Brown poll for tomorrow's Sunday Independent shows 37% of voters don't know who they'd support if a general election was being held tomorrow.
The poll which interviewed 985 adults throughout Ireland from the 3rd to the 12th of August also shows that support for abolishing the Seanad is falling and that a majority of voters would now prefer to retain and reform it instead.
When those undecided voters are removed, there's little to choose between the biggest parties: Fine Gael is on 29%, up three points from the last poll, with FIanna Fail on 28, down one point.
Sinn Féin is unchanged on 19%, while Labour remains on 8%. Independents and others account for the other 16%.
The other main talking point is the latest opinion poll on the referendum to abolish the Seanad, which shows a majority of voters now in favour of retaining the chamber and reforming it.
37% of voters would vote to scrap it, while a combined 40% either want to reform it or keep it exactly as it is.
With 23% of voters undecided in the Seanad, there's still plenty to play for with the referendum less than 50 days away.