Comfort for Gilmore as Labour support grows
Poll shows support for party increasing while there is also strong support for Seanad abolition
Poll shows mixed fortunes for Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore and Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Support for Labour has increased significantly while there is strong support amongst the electorate for the abolition of the Seanad, a new opinion poll indicates.
Labour is on 11 per cent up four points but its Government partner Fine Gael has fared less well and is on 25 per cent - down two points since the newspaper’s last poll .
The Behavior and Attitudes poll published in the Sunday Times today also shows a substantial majority in favour of establishing a new Court of Appeal.
When don’t knows are excluded, 60 per cent of voters are in favour of the abolition of the Seanad, while 78 per cent support the establishment of a new Court of Appeal.
Both the abolition of the Seanad and the setting up of the new court will be decided upon by the electorate early next month.
Labour’s gain has largely been at the expense of Fianna Fáil which is 3 per cent down on 21 per cent.
Sinn Féin has also seen its support increase and the party is now standing at 18 per cent while Independents have 26 per cent support.