Poll finds Government support remains steady

Saturday 26 October 2013 22.54
The Government's support remains firm despite concern over some Budget measures
The Government's support remains firm despite concern over some Budget measures

A new opinion poll has found little change in support for the Government parties despite the controversy over some of the measures in Budget 2014.

The Sunday Business Post/Red C poll, to be published tomorrow, also found that a majority of voters think the Budget was unfair. 

The poll, in which over 1,000 voters were questioned, was conducted between Monday and Wednesday last, a few days after the announcement of the Budget.

The main findings on party support are: Fine Gael are at 29%, up two points, Labour are at 9%, down one point, Fianna Fáil are unchanged at 23%, Sinn Féin are also unchanged at 17%, while

Independents and Others are down one point to 22%.

Asked was the Budget fair, 59% said it wasn’t, with 39% saying it was.