Wednesday 18 January 2017

Budget 2017 has almost no effect on support for two big parties

Published 29/10/2016 | 17:41

Enda Kenny (left) and Micheal Martin
Enda Kenny (left) and Micheal Martin

Budget 2017 had almost no effect on levels of support for Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, a new poll has shown.

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However, there was a small gain for the Independent Alliance.

The biggest increase in support was enjoyed by Anti Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit (AAA-PBP).

The group of six TDs including Paul Murphy and Brid Smith is up three points to 9pc.

It comes after a week where they were unsucessful in a bid to get Dail agreement to hold a referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment.

The poll by Red C and the Sunday Business Post comes just weeks after Budget 2017.

Support for Fianna Fail, which has a deal to facilitate the Fine Gael-led minority government, is at 26pc, down 1pc.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny's party, Fine Gael is unchanged at 25pc.

The Independent Alliance is up two points to 6pc.

Sinn Fein are down two to 13pc while other Independents are at 10pc, unchanged from the last poll.

Labour is at 5pc (-2), the Social Democrats are on 3pc (-1) and the Green Party are up one point to 3pc.

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