Monday 20 November 2017

Government parties in five-point bounce after Marriage Referendum victory

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton at the Central Count centre in Dublin Castle
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton at the Central Count centre in Dublin Castle
Daniel McConnell

Daniel McConnell

The Government parties have received a five point bounce in terms of popular support, a new opinion poll reveals.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton have both received a much needed boost  to their party’s support levels, after a turbulent week for Fianna Fail.

The poll, conducted by Red C, shows Fine Gael are up three points to 28pc while Labour are up 2 points to 10pc, a welcome return to double digit support for the junior Coalition party.

Despite the loss of Senator Averil Power last Monday, Fianna Fail remains unmoved at 19pc, a clear sign that any hope of a honeymoon after the Carlow Kilkenny by election have been cut short.

Sinn Fein have slipped back by 1 point to 21pc and earlier gains by the party have fallen away with less than a year to the General Election.

Independents and others have also seen their support drop by 4 points to 22pc, according to the poll conducted for tomorrow’s Sunday Business Post.

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