Voters' hackles starting to rise

The poll finds that a clear majority of people do not trust the coalition to manage the national finances, writes Pat Leahy, Political Editor.

4th December, 2011
Voters' hackles starting to rise
Eamon Gilmore: three-quarters of Labour voters say the government has gone back on its election tax pledges. Photo: Photocall

The value of the information in today's latest *Sunday Business Post*/Red C tracking poll, the first taken since the presidential election, is two-fold.

First, it gives us a picture of the present - it shows how recent events have affected party support and where the parties currently stand, and it reveals public attitudes to the policy choices facing the government in this week's budget.

But it will also serve as a vital pre-budget benchmark...

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