James Geoghegan is leading the polls with just over a week to go to the Dublin Bay South byelection.
According to an Ipsos/MRBI poll for the Irish Times the Fine Gael candidate holds 27 percent of the decided first preference votes.
He's followed closely by Labour's Ivana Bacik - who has 22 percent.
Across #DublinBaySouth over the last week alone it’s been a pleasure to meet so many new people - as well as friends & neighbours - and to have so many conversations about pressing issues - like #greenspaces #carepolicy #childcare #equalityinlaw - we need #Change #DBS21 pic.twitter.com/f0GlRtOsma
— Ivana Bacik (@ivanabacik) June 28, 2021
The data suggests both candidates will receive strong first and second preference votes.
Meanwhile Sinn Fein candidate Lynn Boylan came in at 13 percent while Claire Byrne from the Greens and Fianna Fáil’s Deirdre Conroy account for 11 and 10 percent respectively.
The paper reports that smaller parties and Independent candidates as follows:
- Sarah Durcan (Social Democrats) - 5%
- Mannix Flynn (Independent) - 5%
- Mairéad Tóibín (Aontú) - 3%
- Brigid Purcell (People Before Profit) - 2%
- Justin Barrett (National Party) - 1%
- Peter Dooley (Independent) - 1%
Registered voters will have their say on July 8th.