New Prime Minister Enda Kenny has made a positive impact in his first weeks in office as Ireland’s Prime Minister, according to a new opinion poll.
Satisfaction with Kenny’s early performance as head of the Fine Gael-Labor Party coalition is high although voters are unhappy that the government is refusing to burn bank bond holders.
Support for his Fine Gael party is also up in the Sunday Business Post/Red C poll published on Sunday, the first opinion poll since Kenny took power last month.
The latest poll shows support for Fine Gael at 39 per cent, up 3 percent from the general election, while Labor are down one per cent to 18 percent.
Fianna Fail are also down one percent, to 16 percent, with Sinn Fein up one to 11 percent and independents and others down one percent to 16 percent.
Prime Minister Kenny has represented Ireland well in negotiations abroad according to 43 percent of those polled while 22 percent disagreed 35 percent offered no opinion on the issue.
The Sunday Business Post poll of 1,000 voters also found that 41 percent were angry that the government is not burning the bondholders. Worryingly for Kenny, 38 percent also stated that the bank bailout and restructuring announced recently was not what they voted for.