FG recovery after Kenny challenge - Poll

Monday 28 June 2010 16.16
Enda Kenny - Increase in support for FG
Enda Kenny - Increase in support for FG

Support for Fine Gael has recovered in the wake of the heave against Enda Kenny's leadership, with the party firmly in first place according to the latest Red C poll for tomorrow's Sunday Business Post.

However, the poll also shows another jump in support for Labour, with Eamon Gilmore the most popular choice for Taoiseach.

On party support, Fianna Fáil is unchanged on 24%. Fine Gael support is up three points to 33% and ending a three month run of dropping support in Red C.

Labour is back in second place, up five points to 27%.

The Greens drop three points to just 2%. Sinn Féin drops two to 8%, while Independents and Others lose three, to 6% support.

On the issue of Enda Kenny's handling of the challenge to his leadership, 29% of those polled said the way he dealt with the heave gave them more confidence in his ability to be Taoiseach. However, 21% were less confident of that ability and 49% said it made no difference.

People were also asked to say who would be the best Taoiseach – 18% went for Brian Cowen; 28% opted for Enda Kenny, while 40% said Eamon Gilmore. 14% said none of the above.