Support for main parties unchanged - poll

Saturday 27 February 2010 22.56
Enda Kenny - Poll questions on leadership
Enda Kenny - Poll questions on leadership

A new opinion poll shows support for the main political parties is unchanged despite the political controversies of the past month

The Red C poll for tomorrow’s Sunday Business Post, shows that despite the resignations of George Lee, Déirdre de Búrca, Willie O'Dea and Trevor Sargent, support for most parties remains unchanged.

Carried out on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, it shows support for Fianna Fáil is still on 27%, Fine Gael on 34%, Labour on 17% and the Greens on 5%.

The only slight change is a one point gain by Sinn Féin to 9% at the expense of Independents and Others, down one to 8%.

Given the recent focus on Enda Kenny's leadership of Fine Gael, Red C also asked people if they would be more likely to vote for the party if he was no longer leader – 43% said yes, 35% said no, while 22% did not know.

The poll also asked if the Green Party should leave government – 45% said they should, 35% that they should not and 20%.