A nervous few weeks in store for coalition parties ahead of budget

Support for both government parties is down as they prepare to frame and defend Budget 2014, writes Pat Leahy.

14th September, 2013
Eamon Gilmore: Labour's support is at its lowest level in the Red C series since 2008. Photo: PA

The first tracking poll of the autumn shows that the coalition parties begin the budget political season this week with a headwind already in their faces.

While the movements in political support are individually not large, taken together they show opposition support growing by three points and coalition support falling by three points - a six-point swing against the government at a time of the year when governments traditionally expect to do better.

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