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More people support Fine Gael to lead a minority government - but with a new leader

Bad news for Enda.

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MORE PEOPLE WOULD support a Fine Gael-led minority government, but nearly two-thirds think it should come with a new party leader.

The findings are contained in a Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Research poll for TheJournal.ie that was carried out today.

Respondents were asked whether they would support Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael to lead a minority government, 33% opted for Fianna Fáil, but 36% said Fine Gael.

A further 31% said they didn’t know.

Question two in the poll asked whether if they were running a minority government, Fine Gael should change their leader.

In bad news for acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny, just 22% of people think he should stay in his role. Almost two-thirds of those who responded, 65%, said Fine Gael should change their leader if they lead a minority government.

On the subject of another election, 41% believe it is time to go back to the polls, while 46% say another election is not necessary. Another 13% say they don’t know.

Read: Talks latest: Enda says election result requires “big, bold response”

Read: Who would you support to lead a minority government?

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