Red C poll: gratitude lacking from voters for post-Covid liberation

Sinn Féin has maintained its lead on the coalition parties, but with another three years to go, the government has time to make up ground

Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Féin leader: the decline in Fine Gael support has directly benefited Sinn Féin in recent months. Picture: PA

Most of the latest Business Post/Red C poll was conducted after it was clear that all Covid-19 restrictions would be lifted, but it shows no bounce in support for the government parties.

Then again, why would it? In reality, most people don’t see the lifting of restrictions as a direct result of government efforts; rather that the virus has got to a stage that has allowed the government to take this approach.

In fact, many ...