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One third of voters find Lucinda's new party appealing

A poll shows 35% of people think Ireland definitely needs a new party.
Mar 28th 2015, 9:48 AM 12,677 105

THERE’S SOME GOOD news for Lucinda Creighton and her Renua Ireland colleagues this morning as a new poll shows more than one third of people find the new party appealing.

The Irish Times/ Ipsos MRBI poll asked participants if they thought Ireland needed a new political party. Some 35% of them said the country “definitely does” need one with 23% saying it “probably does”. Just 17% said we definitely don’t need a new party.

When split by party affiliation, the poll results show Sinn Féin and Independent voters are more likely to believe Ireland needs a new party. However 42% of Fine Gael voters believe a new party might be a good idea.

Asked how appealing Lucinda Creighton’s Renua Ireland was to them, 28% said it was “fairly appealing” and 7% said it was “very appealing”. One fifth of the 1,200 respondents are still on the fence about the party.

The majority of them are aware of the party, it seems, with men more likely to have heard about it than women.

Read: Here’s everything we know about Renua Ireland (and its policies)>

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