Poll shows satisfaction with Irish politicians among the highest in Europe

Poll shows satisfaction with Irish politicians among the highest in Europe

Satisfaction ratings for Irish politicians are among the highest in Europe, a new poll has found.

The poll, which was carried out in seven countries, found that 37% of Irish people are satisfied with the performance of politicians.

This is in contrast to Italy, where just 7% of respondents expressed satisfaction with their elected representatives.

Red C carried out the survey in Ireland, and its CEO Richard Colwell says most Irish people think politicians reflect the overall population.

"Across Western Europe, [satisfaction] is far lower than you see here," he said.

"In Ireland, we have 58% who believe our political leaders are a good reflection of the population, whereas, across the rest of Western Europe, it's only 28%."

According to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has the highest approval rating for any head of government since Bertie Ahern in 2007, with 58% of people saying that the country is “generally going in the right direction”.

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