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    Default Gerry Adams, 2nd most popular leader down south

    He hasn't gone away you know....According to the TV3 poll Gerry Adams is the second most popular leader down south. So West Brits, all your gobbing about Adams been unknown and unpopular down here is just yer usual tripe

    " Labour's Eamon Gilmore is the most popular party leader in the country with a 68% approval rating. Gerry Adams is next on 30%, Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny is on 24% while the leaders of the coalition parties, John Gormley and Brian Cowen, are on 19% and 18% respectively. "

    Labour on 35% according to TV3 poll - InsideIreland.ie

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlabMurphy View Post
    He hasn't gone away you know....According to the TV3 poll Gerry Adams is the second most popular leader down south. So West Brits, all your gobbing about Adams been unknown and unpopular down here is just yer usual tripe

    " Labour's Eamon Gilmore is the most popular party leader in the country with a 68% approval rating. Gerry Adams is next on 30%, Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny is on 24% while the leaders of the coalition parties, John Gormley and Brian Cowen, are on 19% and 18% respectively. "

    Labour on 35% according to TV3 poll - InsideIreland.ie
    7 ot of 10 cats say no way Gerrio.

    and this some how demonstrates his popularity??
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    The poll didn't say Adams was second most popular leader. It said that 30% of people were satisfied with his leadership of Sinn Fein, which is completely different. As an example, I could say that I'm satisfied with Cowen's leadership of FF, on the basis that he's leading them to electoral meltdown. Does that mean I like Brian Cowen?
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    We are on 4% in the poll. Any attempt to find a silver lining is whistling past the graveyard.

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    Completely irrelevant I'm afraid.

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    The OP displays a basic ignorance of how that poll works.
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    Leaders popularity ≠ Extra seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiding behind a poster View Post
    The poll didn't say Adams was second most popular leader. It said that 30% of people were satisfied with his leadership of Sinn Fein, which is completely different. As an example, I could say that I'm satisfied with Cowen's leadership of FF, on the basis that he's leading them to electoral meltdown. Does that mean I like Brian Cowen?
    Very true. Does it not follow too that Enda Kenny may therefore be really popular?

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    30% is still not very high. If Sinn Fein cant even capitalise in this environment, they are finished. They will only ever be a small fringe party in the Republic. 4% share for the party is pathetic.

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    4% would be certainly disastrous, but I really don't think we're that low.

    Saying that, we should be doing a lot better given the climate but, given the electorates obvious desire for personality contests, the lack of an identifiable and credible southern leader and a difficulty in getting our message across in the media is not helping.

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