Labour support at new low - poll

Wednesday 03 April 2013 13.42
The Labour slide continues as support for the party is down four points to 7%
The Labour slide continues as support for the party is down four points to 7%

Support for the Labour Party has hit a new low, according to an opinion poll in tomorrow's Sunday Times.

The Behaviour & Attitudes poll also shows a big increase in support for Independents and smaller parties.

27% of those polled said they were undecided voters.

When they are excluded, support for Fine Gael is stable at 27%, up one point since the last Sunday Times poll at the end of January.

However, the Labour slide continues as support for the party is down four points to 7%, just ahead of the party's disastrous Meath East by-election performance.

Fianna Fáil support remains fairly steady, down one point to 23%.

Support for Sinn Féin, which jumped in the last Sunday Times poll, is back down four points to 15%.

Support for Independents and Others is up six points to 27%, which is by far their highest rating in this series of polls.

Satisfaction with the Government is marginally better than in the last poll, up three points to 25%, but almost three times as many are dissatisfied, at 73%.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny's satisfaction rating is unchanged at 39%, while Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore's satisfaction rating is up three points to 29%.

Satisfaction with Fianna Fáil's Micheál Martin is down four to 44%, leaving him just lower than Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams, who is up two points to a satisfaction rating of 45%.