Sunday 25 March 2018

Voters split on whether Coalition misled them

Fionnan Sheahan Political Editor

VOTERS are divided on whether they were misled by Fine Gael and the Labour Party with their pre-election promises.

And those voters who do feel the Government hasn't lived up to their campaign pledges think both parties are equally to blame, the Irish Independent/Millward Brown Lansdowne opinion poll shows.

Just under one in two voters feel they were misled, with 40pc blaming both parties, 6pc feeling they didn't get the straight story from Fine Gael, and 3pc pointing the finger at Labour.

But 44pc feel they weren't misled and 7pc don't know.

When it comes to the big election promises, such as burning the bondholders, only three out of 10 voters feel progress has been made. But 57pc say the Government has made no progress on this promise.

Over a third feel that progress has been made by new Government on the issue of recapitalising the banks. But 54pc feel there is no change at all.

Exactly half feel there was no progress made on the renegotiation of the EU/IMF deal. But 43pc feel there was some progress. And 56pc think no progress has been made on reducing the bailout interest rate.

Irish Independent

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