Support for Kenny and his Fine Gael party drops in latest opinion poll
Sinn Fein remain second most popular party in Republic
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has taken another battering in the opinion polls ahead of December’s austerity budget.
As politicians prepare to work at the Irish parliament this week, Kenny’s Fine Gael party have dropped again in the opinion polls.
The senior coalition partners are down two percentage points to 31 percent in the latest Behaviour and Attitudes poll for the Sunday Times newspaper.
On a personal level Kenny has also seen his own support drop to 38 percent, down four points from the last poll in May.
Support for junior coalition partners Labor remains unchanged at 14 percent with Fianna Fáil support steady, on 16 percent.
Sinn Féin are up one percentage point to 18 percent and remains the second most popular party.
Independents are also up by one percentage point to 19 percent while the Green Party remains on two percent.
The Sunday Times poll shows satisfaction with the Government is down seven percentage points to 24 percent.
Support for Kenny’s Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore, the Labor Party leader, is up two points to 33 percent.
Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin is down seven points to 34 percent, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is down three to 39 percent and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan is down two at 27 percent.
The Sunday Times also asked respondents if they would or would not support a change in law to allow abortion where the life of a mother was at risk. A majority of 80 percent said they would, 14 percent said they would not and six percent were undecided.
- The New York Times questions Ireland’s highly-p
- Gay wedding cakes latest target of anti-gay...
- Bah! Humbug! The ten worst things about Christm
- Spanish judge slams Ryanair’s sexist air...
- Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent...
- No Irish prosecution for man named as world’s...
- Offensive NFL sign outside restaurant just...
- Ireland crowned “Top Tourist Destination”...
- How the Irish celebrate Christmas has changed...
- Dublin cops foil hit on drug kingpin John...
The Orange Order has brought so much discredit on themselves by their drunken rioting and the promiscuous behaviour at the outdoor brothel that is TwaI want review of tests on gun that shot me, says IRA spy Martin McGartland
The tout McGartland was used by MI5 and they have now cast him aside. What's new?Lack of access to MI5 intelligence hindering garda 'mole' search
The Gardaí accepted the Smethwick Report. What are they moaning about now - they accepted the role of Patsies. The report is clearly influencedThe New York Times questions Ireland’s highly-praised economic recovery
This article has been shown to be wrong in almost every 'fact' it stated. The pigeon hunter is furious! LOL