Poll finds strong support for bailout exit planMonday 25 November 2013 12.46
More than half the country's voters approve of the way in which the Government plans to exit the EU-IMF bailout, according to a new poll.
Public support is also reflected in support for the Coalition partners, with a significant boost for Labour, the latest Sunday Business Post/ Red C opinion poll suggests.
The nationwide poll was conducted between last Monday and Wednesday among 1,000 voters.
Excluding the "Don't Knows", the month-on-month findings for the main parties are: Fine Gael 29% (no change), Labour 12% (up three percentage points), Fianna Fáil 22% (down one), Sinn Féin 15% (down two) and independents/others 22% (no change).
More than half those surveyed (52%) said the Government has done a good job in leading Ireland out of the bailout.
But nearly three-quarters of voters (73%) want an easing of austerity.