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Labour plunge to 6 per cent in latest poll

According to this morning’s Irish Times/Ipsos survey, it’s the worst showing for the party in 26 years.

Image: Eamon Gilmore - Photocall Ireland

SUPPORT FOR LABOUR has dropped to just six per cent in the latest political opinion poll.

The figure represents a drop of three points since the last Irish Times/Ipsos survey carried out back in June, and is their lowest result since 1987. It’s a 13 per cent drop on their strong showing in the 2011 general election.

Elsewhere, Fine Gael is back on top at 26 per cent, Sinn Féin is at 23 per cent, and Fianna Fáil are back down to third place at 22 — a drop of four points since the June poll. Support for independents and others is at 21 per cent, up three.

In terms of the party leaders there was another a poor showing for Labour, with Eamon Gilmore’s satisfaction rating at just 15 per cent. Enda Kenny – at 31 per cent – is the most popular leader, followed by Gerry Adams at 29 per cent, and Micheál Martin at 27 per cent.

Amongst party supporters, 44 per cent said they were dissatisfied with the Tanaiste’s leadership of Labour, while 40 per cent said they were satisfied.

The survey was carried out last Friday and Saturday.

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