‘Silent majority’ backs lockdown as hopes rise for early vaccine

Red C poll finds that 66 per cent are in favour of new restrictions and on-the-spot fines, while a major pharma firm predicts 100 million doses of vaccine will be ready by the end of the year

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
25th October, 2020
‘Silent majority’ backs lockdown as hopes rise for early vaccine
The Red C/ poll found that 66 per cent were in favour of on-the-spot fines of €500 for people who breach the 5km travel restriction

A “silent majority” of the population backs strict level 5 restrictions and the use of fines to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the latest Business Post/Red C poll shows.

Some 66 per cent of people support the move to lock down the country, with just 18 per cent opposed. An equal number backs the use of fines...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Red C Poll: Voters turning to Sinn Féin to solve the housing crisis

Home Michael Brennan 3 weeks ago

Government planning to phase out PUP from September

Home Michael Brennan 3 weeks ago

Red C poll: SF gains as voters trust the party most on housing

Home Michael Brennan 3 weeks ago

McGrath: spending all of €10.8bn capital budget will be ‘challenging’

Home Michael Brennan 1 month ago