Red C Poll

Richard Colwell: Budget gives FG a modest bounce as cost of living crisis bites

Today’s Red C/Business Post poll indicates that Fine Gael has benefited from the recent budget, but not as much as might have been hoped

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: the giveaway budget generated a much weaker bounce for their party than historically would be the case. Picture: Don Moloney

Today’s Red C/Business Post poll suggests that the recent budget had a limited impact on the coalition’s fortunes. It is not really the radical change in voter behaviour that government parties may have hoped for, given such significant spending.

Fine Gael have seen a decent bounce in support. However, it could be argued that this was more of a correction, rather than a major gain. After all, the last couple of Red C polls have ...