Monday 23 October 2017

'Soldiers of Destiny' stuck on 17pc rating

FIANNA Fail's resurrection is still some way off as the party continues to be bogged down in the disastrous results of the 2011 General Election, the Irish Independent Millward Brown Lansdowne opinion poll shows.

Micheal Martin's party has thus far failed to make any progress in regaining the support of the 25pc of voters it lost in last year's wipeout.

Fianna Fail lingers at 17pc -- the exact same result it received in February 2011.

Mr Martin's satisfaction rating has actually dropped quite substantially from 46pc last June to 37pc now. But he still remains the second most popular party leader, ahead of Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams and Labour Party leader and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, but behind Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Fianna Fail remains at its weakest in Dublin, where it has no TDs. The party is on 12pc in the capital, but is stronger in the rest of the country, with 17pc in Munster, 19pc in the rest of Leinster and 20pc in Connacht-Ulster.

Irish Independent

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