Wednesday 24 January 2018

Poll gives voters' view of the good, the bad and the mediocre ministers

As Enda Kenny becomes Monsieur le President, which of his ministers are facing the political chop?

John Drennan

John Drennan

As the first hints of a reshuffle emerge we are sure Monsieur le Grand President of Europe, Enda Kenny, will be delighted with the help provided by today's Millward Brown opinion poll on the public's views about which ministers have been effective and ineffective.

Sadly for Monsieur Le Petit President of Europe, the news is not all good, because when it comes to the public's perception of those who have been effective in the job, Eamon Gilmore lags some way behind his deputy leader Joan Burton who, at 13 per cent is, with Enda, seen as being the most effective politician in the State.

Many, particularly within Labour will look at that particular combination and say "don't they make a lovely couple?" Sadly, we suspect, that the Blueshirt ranks would not be quite so enthusiastic.

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