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First post election poll shows support for Fine Gael and Taoiseach

Poll does find some anger with the restructuring and bailout of the banks as well as a failure to burn the bondholders.

THE FIRST OPINION since the formation of the coalition government has seen support jump for Fine Gael and praise for the performance of Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

The Sunday Business Post/Red C poll shows support for Fine Gael at 39 per cent (up 3 per cent from the general election), Labour at 18 per cent (down 1 per cent), Fianna Fáil at 16 per cent (down 1 per cent), Sinn Féin at 11 per cent (up 1 per cent) and independents and others are on 16 per cent (down 1 per cent).

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has represented Ireland well in negotiations abroad according to 43 per cent of those polled, 22 per cent disagreed with this while 35 per cent said they didn’t know.

The poll of 1,000 voters also found that 41 per cent were angry that the government is not burning the bondholders while 38 per cent also said the bank bailout and restructuring announced recently was not what they voted for.

Read more from Pat Leahy in today’s print edition of the Sunday Business Post >

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