Saturday August 8, 2020

Pressure on to form government as voters reject second election

Latest Red C/Business Post poll finds voters split over composition of new coalition, while 15 per cent want to see another election

Michael Brennan

Political Editor


Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

16th February, 2020
Twenty-six per cent of voters support a grand coalition between Micheál Martin‘s Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and smaller parties. Picture: Yui Mok/PA

Voters are heaping pressure on Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to form a stable government with fewer than two in ten people wanting another general election, according to the latest Red C poll.

It comes as both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are privately warning that there will be little progress this week on government formation, with the focus being on the Dáil vote for Taoiseach on Thursday....

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