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Poll: Should Leo Varadkar withdraw his support for Verona Murphy ahead of the by-election?

The Fine Gael Wexford candidate previously made comments linking migrants in Ireland to terror group ISIS.

Verona Murphy.
Verona Murphy.
Image: Fine Gael

TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR is continuing to support controversial Fine Gael by-election candidate in Wexford Verona Murphy who has made repeated comments linking migrants to terror group ISIS.

Murphy previously said asylum seekers coming to Ireland have to be “deprogrammed” as they may have been “infiltrated by ISIS”. She also said children as young as three were being “manipulated” by the terrorist group. 

Varadkar is to campaign with the candidate in the coming days, the newspaper reports, despite coming under pressure from some party candidates to drop his support. The Taoiseach previously said Murphy’s statements were “wrong, misinformed and ill-advised”. 

So we’re asking: Should Leo Varadkar withdraw his support for Verona Murphy ahead of the by-election?

Poll Results:

Yes (6006)
No (5160)
I don't know (784)

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