Satisfaction with Enda Kenny increases

Tuesday 21 June 2011 21.59
Enda Kenny - Satisfaction rating at 65%
Enda Kenny - Satisfaction rating at 65%

A new opinion poll shows a big increase in satisfaction with Enda Kenny since he became Taoiseach, but public opinion on the performance of the Government is more divided.

The Millward Brown Lansdowne poll in tomorrow's Irish Independent also shows an increase in support for Fine Gael.

The poll was conducted among 1,000 voters between Saturday and Monday.

Since the election, support for Fine Gael has increased by six points to 42%, while Labour is unchanged at 19%, Fianna Fáil drops one to 16%, Sinn Féin gains one to 11%, and Independents and others drop four to 13%.

Satisfaction with Enda Kenny has jumped a whopping 26 points since the last Millward Brown Lansdowne poll before the election, and now stands at 65%.

Satisfaction with Labour leader Eamon Gilmore is up 11$ to 53%, Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin is unchanged at 46%, and Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams is up 8% to 37%.

49% of voters are satisfied with the Government, 42% are dissatisfied, and 9% said they did not know.