A new opinion poll shows that despite the controversy over George Lee's resignation from Fine Gael, that party has widened its lead over Fianna Fáil.
The Millward Brown/IMS poll for tomorrow's Irish Independent also shows that just 10% of voters are satisfied with the Government's performance.
1,000 voters were surveyed on Wednesday and yesterday, however, the last Irish Independent poll was almost exactly a year ago, so it is impossible to ascertain if movement is due to Mr Lee, or the Budget, or anything else that has happened over the past 12 months.
Fianna Fáil support is up two to 27% - but despite losing George Lee, Fine Gael is up even more, by four points to 34%.
Labour and the Green Party both drop three points, to 19% and 2% respectively; while Sinn Féin gain one to 8% and Independents are unchanged at 10%.
The only bad news for Fine Gael is a three-point drop in satisfaction with Enda Kenny - he's down to just %, although that leaves him ahead of Brian Cowen and John Gormley.
Eamon Gilmore retains the highest satisfaction rating - up two to 54%.
Finally, satisfaction with the Government is up three - but only to 13%; 83% remain dissatisfied; while just 4% have no opinion.