Lack of perceived fairness' in budget is hurting Labour

The junior coalition partner's budget wins' have failed to boost their standing among the electorate

27th October, 2013
Eamon Gilmore: the Labour leader will be hoping that the party will benefit from any improvement in the economyPhotocall

Much of the talk before the budget was announced was the need for Labour to get some wins with voters from the process, and so halt the recent declining trend in support for the junior coalition partner.

This poll suggests that any planned boost for Labour has simply failed to materialise, with results instead showing gains for its coalition partner Fine Gael at the expense of Labour support, which slips to a new low level.

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