Red C poll: Dreadful poll brings the coalition’s annus horribilis to an end
Further poll drops in the new year will threaten the government’s future
It has been a disastrous year for the coalition parties, and today’s final tracking poll of the year underlines it. Ten years of Red C polls for The Sunday Business Post have never shown either Fine Gael or Labour so low in the voters’ estimation.
The coalition’s unpopularity is now acute. Moreover, it is getting worse. In the year since Ireland exited from a bailout, Labour’s support has halved, and Fine Gael’s...
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