Wednesday 12 December 2018

No poll boost for Leo Varadkar despite 'give away' budget

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Photo: Gerry Mooney
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Photo: Gerry Mooney
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has made no gains for his party despite announcing a billion euro package of tax cuts and spending measures two weeks ago.

Fine Gael is still the most popular party in the country on 29pc but it has dropped one point, according to the latest opinion poll.

This will come as a blow to the Taoiseach after he announced a give away budget of tax cuts and welfare hikes which increased the income of most households.

Similarly, Fianna Fáil has dropped a point to 25pc despite holding their annual ard fheis last weekend. Sinn Féin has also suffered loss and has dropped two points to 14pc.

Fine Gael’s partners in Government the Independent Alliance are up two points to 4pc.

The Labour Party is up one to 6pc, the Greens are up to 4pc, Solidarity-People Before Profit are unchanged at 4pc and the Social Democrats are down two to 2pc. Renua is down a point are at -1pc, according the Sunday Business Post/Red C poll.

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