Thursday 14 December 2017

Paul Moran: Voters disillusioned with politics

Support to abolish Seanad drops, Labour sinks to new low, and Fianna Fail rises, writes

Paul Moran

Our latest opinion poll, conducted at the height of the Anglo Tapes revelations, makes for interesting reading for party leaders, government ministers and members of the Seanad.

Against the backdrop of a divisive debate regarding abortion, personalities in politics have been very much in the spotlight, so it is timely to see what effect this debate has had on the public's appraisal of our politicians.

On the face of it, not a lot has changed in terms of satisfaction with party leaders. Worryingly, however, for the second poll in a row, at least half the electorate are dissatisfied with each of them. It seems that none of the leaders can break free from the sense of disillusionment with the political system that is currently in vogue. This, of course, is also reflected by the high level of undecideds (34 per cent).

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