Government parties in five-point bounce after Marriage Referendum victory
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.