Monday 22 October 2018

Labour party fails to get Budget bounce

Labour’s rating went down by one point, leaving the party at its lowest in a Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post.
Labour’s rating went down by one point, leaving the party at its lowest in a Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post.

THE Labour Party failed to get a bounce out of the Budget, but Fine Gael’s support did go up slightly, the latest opinion poll shows.

The coalition parties have largely stabilised with the opposition failing to make any gains.

Despite being perceived as the winner from the Budget, Labour’s rating went down by one point, leaving the party at its lowest in a Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post.

Fine Gael’s support went up by two points to 29pc, with Labour down one point to nine per cent.

Fianna Fail stayed still at 23pc, Sinn Fein stand on 17pc and Independents are on 22pc, down one point.

The poll was taken amongst 1,000 people between Monday and Wednesday of this week, just days after the Budget.

On the question of the fairness of the Budget, 39pc felt it was fair, 59pc felt it was unfair and two per cent were undecided.

(Fionnan Sheahan. Group Political Editor)

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