Pat Rabbitte: Labour right to delay election

Pat Rabbitte: Labour right to delay election
Joan Burton

Post-budget poll results are a bitter pill for all the large parties to swallow

As surprises go, today’s Sunday Business Post poll is an unpleasant one for the coalition government and a bad one for the Labour Party.

This is the first poll to be published following last week’s budget. There is scant evidence here of voter positivity towards a budget dubbed “a Labour budget” even by unnamed Fine Gael backbenchers. Of course, the poll respondents were not responding as voters, but as citizens. What will be the...

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