Despite the vicious invective aimed towards Sinn Féin in the media recently, it seems of the two Nationalist leaders, it's Mark Durkan who has more to worry about.
A Belfast Telegraph poll shows that only 55% of HIS OWN PARTY'S voters believe that Mr. Durkan is performing very or fairly well. This is compared with a rating of 88% for Gerry Adams. The question is who do the other 45% of SDLP voters think could do a better job? The poll also suggests that the Northern electorate is a lot more enamoured with Fianna Fáil leader, An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. It's looking increasingly likely that May's election will be the last one fought by the SDLP before the white flag is raised and FF enter the fray.