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Which party leader would fight for you? None of them, according to most voters

A new poll in the Irish Sun shows widespread dissatisfaction with the political establishment.

Gerry Adams, Enda Kenny, Eamon Gilmore and Micheál Martin
Gerry Adams, Enda Kenny, Eamon Gilmore and Micheál Martin
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A NEW POLL published today has found that most voters do not believe any of the current political party leaders would ‘fight for them’.

The Behaviour and Attitudes poll published in the Irish Sun this morning shows that 56 per cent answered ‘none of them’ when asked: ‘Which party leader would fight for you?’

The poll of just over 1,000 voters shows Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny and Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams on 13 per cent in answer to the same question followed by Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin on 10 per cent.

Labour leader Eamon Gilmore comes in on 5 per cent followed by ‘other’ on 3 per cent.

There is also a large number of voters who say they would not vote or would not vote for any of the current political parties.

Twenty-eight per cent of those polled answered ‘none of them’ when given a choice of the four main political parties, independents or others.

Of the main political parties, Fine Gael comes in on 16 per cent, Independents on 16 per cent, Sinn Féin (13 per cent), followed by Fianna Fáil (11 per cent), Labour (9 per cent) and ‘others’ on 7 per cent.

Other findings show that a third of voters believe the State pension should be protected in the Budget next week with less than 10 per cent saying that public sector pay should not be impacted.

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