Government support under pressure – SBP poll Dec 2011

Published by: Richard Colwell


In the first Sunday Business Post / RED C poll since the Presidential Election, there is evidence that the government parties are coming under pressure.  Fine Gael remain the largest supported party in the state securing 32% of the first preference vote, but this is down 4% when compared to the last election, and a long way behind the honeymoon highs of 40% recorded in the middle of the year.

Labour are also under pressure, losing 2% share in just over a month since the election of Michael D. Higgins.  This leaves the party securing 15% share of the first preference vote, and means they are also 4% down on the vote share they secured at the last election.  For Labour this is a significant concern, as the parties share of the vote has not been this low for over three years.  In fact it was January 2009 when they last saw support at just 15%, and certainly the belief within the party would have been that they had moved well beyond this level of support.

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SBP 4th Dec 2011 Poll Report