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Post-Budget poll sees Labour slip to single-figure support

Fine Gael, on the other hand, have seen support climb by two points.

Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

A POLL CARRIED out by Red C on behalf of the Sunday Business Post has seen different fortunes for the two Government coalition parties.

Support for Fine Gael has climbed two points, from 27 to 29 per cent of those surveyed, since the last such poll before the Budget 2014 announcement.

Labour, on the other hand, see their popularity slip one point to put them in single figures, at 9.

Fianna Fáil‘s popularity is unchanged since the last poll, at 23; as is Sinn Féin, who remain at 17. Support for independents and others drops one point to 22.

Don’t knows came in at a sizeable 18 per cent, according to Red C’s CEO Richard Colwell’s figures.

He also notes that 39 per cent of voters think Budget 2014 was fair. That percentage of satisfied citizens jumps to 66 per cent when they are Fine Gael voters – but in another blow to Labour, only 38 per cent of those who voted for them in the last election believe it was a fair Budget.


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