The Irish Times poll
The findings are abysmal for the Government. If you stick to the core vote (which I believe is the important index) Fianna Fáil falls below Labour for the first time ever.
Brian Cowens satisfaction rating is 15 per cent. Incredible. John Gormley’s showing of 19 per cent is little better. And 75 per cent of people want a change of government.
This is more than a snapshot in time. It’s career ending for many of the Cabinet. Cowen wil never lead Fianna Fáil into a General Election. His only hope is to survive another 18 months and hope the economy turns a corner. Then posterity may remember him more kindly than the public.
It wasn’t all his fault but Bertie and Charlie McCreevy are no longer around to blame.
FF will get slaughtered next time out. Fine Gael’s wipeout in 2002 may actually look good!