Poll shows rise in support for Labour

Wednesday 03 June 2009 10.07
Eamon Gilmore - Poll shows rise in support for Labour Party
Eamon Gilmore - Poll shows rise in support for Labour Party

The latest opinion poll shows Fianna Fáil is still on course for a disastrous result in the local and European elections.

The tns/MRBI poll for tomorrow's Irish Times shows Labour is the only party to show significant improvements since the last poll a fortnight ago.

If Fianna Fáil were hoping for a late surge in support as this election campaign enters its final week – there is no sign of it yet.

The latest poll shows the party's support at just 20%, down one point since the last Irish Times poll two weeks ago.

Fine Gael are down two, but are still by far the biggest party, with 36% support.

Labour are the only gainers in this poll – they are up three points to 23%, in second place ahead of Fianna Fáil.

The Greens are unchanged at three, Sinn Féin drop one to eight, and Independents and others are up one to 10.

Satisfaction with the Government is up slightly, by two points to 12% - but 84% remain dissatisfied with its performance.

Satisfaction with the Taosieach is also up, by three points, but at 21% he still has the lowest satisfaction rating.

Eamon Gilmore retains the highest satisfaction rating, at 49%, though this is down two points in a fortnight.