Rocky road ahead for coalition

The government parties are facing into a tumultuous year - and today's poll offers them cold comfort, writes Pat Leahy.

27th January, 2013
Eamon Gilmore: participation in government is taking its toll on his party. Photo: PA

There are important messages about the state of political support in today's *Sunday Business Post*/Red C tracking poll, which is both the first of 2013 and the first since December's budget. The overall picture is consistent with the trends in the second half of last year, and shows some acceleration of important dynamics.

For much of last year, the picture of the political landscape was this: Fine Gael was in the 30s, far ahead of...

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