THE Dundalk Democrat’s pre-election poll, published in last week’s edition, proved to be very much on the money when it came to predicting the outcome of Friday’s General Election.
Our opinion poll, conducted the week before the election via telephone throughout the constituency, told you before a vote was even cast that Gerry Adams, Fergus O’Dowd, Ged Nash and Peter Fitzpatrick would be the big election winners.
We also told you that:
l Fianna Fáil would fail to win a seat in the constituency for the first time since its foundation in 1923.
l Gerry Adams would comfortably be elected despite predictions by other local media and The Sunday Independent’s John Drennan that he would struggle.
l That independents would fail to feature in the shake-up but that Thomas Clare and Fred Matthews would be the best performing ones.
l And that despite his pre-election hopes the Green Party’s Mark Dearey would be an also-ran.
Our poll was criticised by some of those which it did not favour but it proved to be very much correct and right, proving The Dundalk Democrat gives you the most accurate picture on politics locally.