Tuesday 17 October 2017

Coalition struggles to make significant gains in latest opinion poll

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton’s Coalition enjoys the largest Dáil majority in the history of the State. Picture credit: Damien Eagers
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton’s Coalition enjoys the largest Dáil majority in the history of the State. Picture credit: Damien Eagers
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

THE Coalition is still struggling to make significant gains in the opinion polls as the General Election is set to go into full-swing next week.

Fine Gael has dropped a point to 29pc, while Labour is up a point to 10pc but on the current figures it would be impossible for the Coalition partners to form a government.

Fianna Fail’s election hopes have suffered yet another set back after dropping two points to 17pc – the same percentage the party received in its disastrous 2011 General Election.

Meanwhile, Sinn Fein is stagnant at 19pc while Independent/Others have seen their support edge up by two points to 25pc, according to the latest Sunday Business/Red C opinion poll.

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