We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Niall Carson
Burton Bounce

The Burton Bounce: Labour double support in latest polls

The party is set to enjoy a 7% bounce according to polls published tomorrow.

Updated 7am

THE ELECTION OF Joan Burton as the new leader of Labour has given the party an immediate bounce in opinion polls.

The latest Behaviour and Attitude polls in the Sunday Times show Labour up by 7% to 14% support, the first time they have reached double figures in many months.

Labour’s bounce back comes at the expense of everyone around them. Support for Fine Gael is down 2% to 24%, Sinn Féin drop by the same amount to 19% and Fianna Fáil drop a point to 18%.

Independents and others drop to 22% from 24% and the Greens remain unchanged at 2% support.

Not only is the party more popular, Burton herself is now the second most popular leader in the country.

She has a 45% approval rating, compared to Eamon Gilmore’s 37% last time out.

She trails Gerry Adams, who falls a point 47%. Micheal Martin is down 6% to 39% and Enda Kenny drops 5% to 35%.

Satisfaction with the government is down one point to 27%.

First published yesterday at 7.39pm

Read: Fine Gael TDs like the idea of a voting pact more than Labour TDs

Read: Fianna Fáil is hiring someone dedicated to social media. But what about the other parties?

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.