Red C Poll

High expectations may lead to a disappointed electorate

For the first time, support among voters for tax cuts equals support for spending on public services

The public’s high expectations from the upcoming budget will potentially leave the government trying to please all, and possibly end up not really pleasing anyone

The Irish electorate have very high expectations around tax cuts and increased spending in the run-up to Budget 2024. Expectations have increased due to a tough year for many who have been heavily impacted by the cost of living crisis, coupled with the fact that it has been widely reported that government coffers are currently overflowing.

Despite a long-held narrative that many voters want prudent and sensible management of the economy, these two exceptional circumstances ...