Poll sees Coalition support drop

Poll sees Coalition support drop

Support for the Coalition has fallen in the first opinion poll since the budget.

While Fine Gael goes up in the Red C survey for the Sunday Business Post, the Labour Party has seen its support drop.

Support for Fine Gael goes up two to 30%, but Labour drops three to 7% leaving the Coalition in a net worse position despite the first giveaway budget since before the economic crisis.

Fianna Fáil goes up two points to 20%, while Sinn Féin remains unchanged on 16%.

Independents and others are down one to 27%.

This includes the Green Party and Renua on 2% each, while the Social Democrats and Anti-Austerity Alliance with People Before Profit on 1% each.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be breathing a sigh of relief tonight that he did not call a November election, but Tánaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton will be questioning a 7% support level, the same as when the party replaced Eamon Gilmore as leader.


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