Thursday 30 March 2017

More people would prefer to vote in fresh General Election - than see a FG-led government: poll

Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

More people would prefer to vote in a fresh General Election, than to see a minority Fine Gael-led government, a poll has revealed.

The results of the poll, carried out on RTE One's Claire Byrne Live, were tight but showed that more people would prefer to hit the polling booths again.

A total of 45pc opted for a fresh election, while 42pc said they would opt for Fine Gael to continue leading the country in a minority government.

A total of 13pc of people said they did not know. The poll, carried out by Amárach Research, interviewed 1,000 Irish adults.

It comes as parties continue their talks to try and form a government 52 days after the election in February.

The poll also revealed that 82pc of people do not support the LUAS workers' continuing strike action.

Just 12pc said they did support the workers, while 6pc opted for the 'Don't know' box.

The weekend tram strikes have been called off to give negotiations a chance.

The Siptu trade union said the 48-hour tram stoppage was being cancelled unconditionally despite repeated warnings last week that the service was being threatened by an "all-out indefinite" walkout.

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