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Most people think the country is 'generally on the right track'

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ALMOST TWO-THIRDS OF people think that Ireland is generally on the right track, according to a new opinion poll.

In a strong show of support for the coalition, the Red C/Sunday Business Post poll also found that 6 out of every 10 people believe that the government’s austerity policies were necessary.

However it was not all good news for the coalition: When asked if they trusted Fine Gael and Labour to manage the public finances, just 40% of respondents said that they did, while 59% said that they did not.

The poll also found slight increases for both government parties, with Fine Gael rising by 3 points to 28% and Labour up 1 point to 8%.

A random sample of 1,001 adults were interviewed by telephone between last Monday and Wednesday (8-10 September) for the poll.

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