Labour slump in farmers' poll; Joan Burton says it's a matter for Alan Kelly

Labour slump in farmers' poll; Joan Burton says it's a matter for Alan Kelly
Joan Burton and Alan Kelly at the National Ploughing Championships today in Stradbally Co Laois. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The Tánaiste Joan Burton has laughed off a new poll which shows that 0% of farmers intend to give their first preference to Labour.

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Irish Examiner poll showed that 38% support for Fine Gael among farmers, 19% for Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin on 1%.

Joan Burton says the party gained a lot of support young people in rural communities during the Marriage Equality Referendum.

She says the poll is a matter for her deputy leader.

She said: "Well that's Mr Kelly's responsibility, so I am going to ask him to answer that for you, because up to then I thought farmers loved Alan.

"All I can say is that it is one of the reasons I am here, to meet the farming community and already today I can say the reception has been extremely friendly."


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