Friday 9 December 2016

Four out of 10 people believe Taoiseach should 'quit now' - new Red C poll

Published 29/07/2016 | 11:15

Enda Kenny. Photo: Getty
Enda Kenny. Photo: Getty

Four out of 10 people believe that Taoiseach Enda Kenny should resign before the Budget is presented in the autumn.

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The survey shows Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar, on 37pc, as most favoured to succeed Enda Kenny.

He’s followed by Housing Minister Simon Coveney, on 25pc and Justice Minister, Frances Fitzgerald on 12pc.

A new Red C opinion for bookies Paddy Power does bring some good news for the Government with an increase in public confidence and increased numbers believing it can last more than a year – or more.

The survey still puts Fianna Fáil, which is backing the minority hybrid Coalition, from the outside in the top spot. It almost neck-and-neck with Fine Gael which is leading the Coalition.

A total of 56pc have confidence in the Government – up 8pc from the last comparable survey in May. And 63pc believe the Government can last for at least a year – a 9pc increase.

These are the party rankings: Fianna Fáil 28pc ( down 1pc); Fine Gael 27pc (up 1pc); Sinn Fein 15pc (up 2pc); Independents 10pc (up 3pc); Labour 3pc.

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