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Only one in four people want Enda Kenny to keep his job

And a Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil coalition doesn’t fare much better.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

ONLY 18% OF people would like to see a Fine Gael – Fianna Fáil coalition after the general election.

The findings of a Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Research poll also found that just 25% of people would like to see Enda Kenny returned as Taoiseach after the election.

60% of voters say that they actively do not want Kenny to take up a second term, while 62% of people are against a coalition of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

Kenny’s strongest support comes in Connacht and Ulster (35%), while he has least support in Dublin (20%).

Support for a coalition is strongest in Leinster outside of Dublin (22%) and least popular in the capital (14%).

Young people are most supportive of the coalition (26%), but least supportive of the Taoiseach (22%). Just 9% of people aged 35-44 support the idea of a coalition.

Kenny is currently the 2/9 favourite to be Taoiseach after the next election. Bookmaker Paddy Power has set Fine Gael’s line for returned seats at 57.5 and Fianna Fáil’s at 32.5.

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