Presidential poll shock as Norris, Mitchell vote collapses
Martin McGuinness in rapid rise in latest figures
Those polled were asked who they would for if the Presidential election was held tomorrow.
The figures, compared to the last Irish Times poll in July, show Higgins up five points to 23 per cent, Gallagher up seven to 20 per cent and McGuinness, who didn’t feature in the last poll, on 19 per cent.
Mary Davis registers no change at 12 per cent while Norris has dropped 14 per cent to 11 per cent and Mitchell is down 12 points to nine per cent.
The poll suggests the election will be a three horse race between Higgins, Gallagher and McGuinness with transfers likely to be crucial.
As with the main poll, Higgins fares best for transfers with Gallagher second and McGuinness third.
Support for Higgins is spread across all social categories and regions but he is weakest amongst the 18 to 24 sector and strongest amongst the over-65s.
McGuinness enjoys the backing of 70 per cent of Sinn Fein voters, is three times more popular with males than females and enjoys most support of all candidates amongst male voters.
The Sinn Fein candidate’s strongest support comes from working class and younger voters but he is weakest among middle class and older voters and struggles with Fianna Fail voters who see Gallagher as their preferred candidate.
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