Pat Rabbitte: Labour right to delay election

Post-budget poll results are a bitter pill for all the large parties to swallow

25th October, 2015
Joan Burton

As surprises go, today’s Sunday Business Post poll is an unpleasant one for the coalition government and a bad one for the Labour Party.

This is the first poll to be published following last week’s budget. There is scant evidence here of voter positivity towards a budget dubbed “a Labour budget” even by unnamed Fine Gael backbenchers. Of course, the poll respondents were not responding as voters, but as citizens. What will be...

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