Last night's exit poll showed a three-way split between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, and Sinn Féin with 22% and a couple of decimal points between them.
Obviously, being that it's an exit poll and not a true indication of how people actually vote, today's count is where the real fun happens. For now, however, a lot of people last night were equally surprised and frustrated by the results.
For one, there's still no telling what make-up the next government will be with results like that. Second, it's entirely possible that there could even be another election if neither party is willing or able to form a government. And third, Sinn Féin's surge in support really did catch everyone off guard.
So, on to the tweets.
— Darran Marshall (@DarranMarshall) February 8, 2020
— rick and morto (@DylanTeeBH) February 8, 2020
— C A O I M H Í N (@yascaoimhin) February 8, 2020
— Ireland Simpsons Fans (@iresimpsonsfans) February 8, 2020
does goal difference or head-to-head come into play first?#ExitPoll
— Eoin Sheahan (@EoinSheahan) February 8, 2020
— ConorMcKeon (@ConorMcKn) February 8, 2020
Worst three way ever #ExitPoll
— [Dave Leahy] (@daveleahy) February 8, 2020
Brits ye gotta prove you can name three Irish political parties without looking at the exit poll before you crack a joke about #GE2020 cheers
— kevin (@KevBeirne) February 8, 2020
Irish twitter when the exit poll comes out tonight. pic.twitter.com/i4RaYf6zWR
— angela cansbury (@samwhatislife) February 8, 2020
— Conor Duffy 🔮 (@conorduffy_7) February 8, 2020