Tuesday 13 November 2018

Exclusive poll: Fine Gael sees slip in support despite 'giveaway Budget'

Michael Noonan and Enda Kenny
Michael Noonan and Enda Kenny
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

Fine Gael is still the country’s most popular political party but has failed to make any gains on the back of this month’s 'giveaway' Budget.

Despite spending more than €1.2bn on investment and tax cuts, Fine Gael is down one point to 29pc, in the latest Sunday Independent/Kantar Millward Brown opinion poll.

Fianna Fail is up one point to 27pc and Sinn Fein remains unchanged at 20pc.

The Labour Party is up one to 8pc, the Greens are down one to 2pc while Independent/other are up one to 15pc.

Fine Gael’s partners in Government, the Independent Alliance, are at 5pc, the Anti Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit are at 5pc and the Social Democrats are at 1pc following the departure of Stephen Donnelly.

Fianna Fail’s Micheal Martin is still the country’s most popular political leader with a 43pc satisfaction rating.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Sinn Fein’s president Gerry Adams’s satisfaction ratings are 29pc, while Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin is at 25pc.

Satisfaction with the Government is up three points to 31pc but dissatisfaction is also up two points to 62pc.

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