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Poll: Are you satisfied with Labour's performance in government?

The junior partner in government saw its vote collapse in Meath East. How do you feel about how it’s performing in power?

Labour's election campaign in 2011 asked voters to make Labour the senior party in government - but how is it doing as Fine Gael's junior partner?
Labour's election campaign in 2011 asked voters to make Labour the senior party in government - but how is it doing as Fine Gael's junior partner?
Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

LABOUR IS LICKING its wounds today after seeing its support collapse in the Meath East by-election.

Having taken 21 per cent of the vote in Meath East two years ago – when Dominic Hannigan topped the poll – Labour’s candidate Eoin Holmes was only able to secure the first preferences of 4.5 per cent of voters in the race to succeed Shane McEntee.

Many believe the performance is not Holmes’ doing – and that the massive drop in Labour support is the electorate’s analysis of how the party is performing in government. Some papers this morning have anticipated a leadership heave against Eamon Gilmore.

This morning we’d like you to pass your verdict on whether you’re happy with how Labour is doing as Fine Gael’s junior partner in power.

So: are you satisfied with Labour’s performance in government?


Poll Results:

No (2571)
I'm not sure (2284)
Yes (280)



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