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A bad poll for Fianna Fáil

A combination of anti-Government feeling and a gain in support for Fine Gael nationally is reflected in the results of a new poll, which indicates that the unthinkable could happen – Fianna Fáil could end up with just one seat in Clare after the next general election.The man in line to lose out is 2007 Clare election table topper, Timmy Dooley. Despite winning 10,791(19.1%) of the votes in the last general election, an online straw-poll by The Clare Herald website now puts his support at just 4.7%. His position in a Clare Champion pre-election poll in April 2007 was 11% so he has a tough task ahead to turn things around.The poll indicates that Minister for Defence Tony Killeen (11.4%) would be safely home and the two Fine Gael deputies Pat Breen (17.5%) and Joe Carey (15.2%) would also be returned. The figures have been gleaned from the input of 298 respondents and political observers accept that it is very …

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