Fine Gael drops to new low of 19% as its core support feels the pinch

Leo Varadkar’s party is losing support among the ‘squeezed middle’ as the cost of living crisis begins to bite

Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste and leader of Fine Gael: there is a theory in Fine Gael that the party will regain momentum once Varadkar takes over as taoiseach on December 15 this year. Picture: RollingNews

Fine Gael’s support has dropped to a new record low in the latest Business Post/Red C poll.

The party recorded its worst level of support in more than 15 years in last month’s poll, with a 20 per cent rating. But it is down again by one point in this poll to 19 per cent, continuing a slide that has accelerated since the botched attempt to appoint Katherine Zappone as a UN special envoy last ...