Sunday 11 December 2016

Julien Mercille: Majority of voters want change - but Left parties must unify to benefit

Julien Mercille

Published 12/02/2016 | 02:30

Julien Mercile
Julien Mercile

There is a massive disconnect between the political class and the Irish people. This was exposed clearly in several opinion polls last weekend. What people want is drastically at odds with what the main parties will give us.

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It says it all that 60pc of voters are "dissatisfied" with this Government and only 30pc are satisfied with it (10pc are unsure). Similarly, 63pc want a change of government and only 30pc want the Coalition to be re-elected.

The media tends to report those trends with a positive spin, such as 'Government satisfaction level increases to 30pc', but the headline should be: 'Population still largely dissatisfied with Government'.

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