Sunday 20 August 2017

Mixed news for government in two separate polls

Enda Kenny. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Enda Kenny. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

TWO new opinion polls bring mixed news for Enda Kenny ahead of the second week of general election campaigning.

Fine Gael is down three points to 27pc in the first poll but up two to 31pc in the second.

In the first poll, the Labour Party is up two points to 8pc but in the second Tanaiste Joan Burton’s party is unchanged at 10pc giving the Coalition partners 41pc of the vote.

The Sunday Business Post/Red C polls shows Fine Gael 31pc (+2), Labour 10pc (no change), Fianna Fail 17pc (no change), Sinn Fein 17pc (-2) and Independents/others 25pc (no change).

And the Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitude polls shows Fine Gael 28pc (-3), Labour 8pc (+2), Fianna Fail 20pc (no change) Sinn Fein 17pc  (+1) and Independents/Others 26pc (no change).

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