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Poll: The gap is clearly tightening on Sinn Fein and DUP

Jon Tonge


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First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill pictured at a Covid-19 press briefing

First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill pictured at a Covid-19 press briefing

First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill pictured at a Covid-19 press briefing

LucidTalk's intriguing poll will prompt much concern within the DUP.

Forget officialdom that the First and Deputy First Minister are co-equals. For Arlene Foster to lose the First Ministership of Northern Ireland to Sinn Fein would be a grievous blow.

It would not take much. The DUP's poor performance at the 2017 Assembly election means margins are very slim: a one seat and 1,168 vote lead. The Lucid Talk survey suggests that slender advantage has been reversed.