Analysis: Government satisfaction levels continue their downward spiral

Sinn Féin consolidating position as second most popular party in Ireland

Government losing opinion poll support: Taoiseach Micheál Martin  with Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Minister for the Environment and  Transport Eamon Ryan, and Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, at Government Buildings.

Government losing opinion poll support: Taoiseach Micheál Martin with Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Minister for the Environment and Transport Eamon Ryan, and Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, at Government Buildings.

The latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll shows voter satisfaction with the Government continuing to descend from the mountain high rating it reached in the early days of the pandemic. From a peak of 72 per cent, satisfaction has dropped to 43 per cent, as voters turn from looking for a port in the storm to a way out of the harbour.

Fine Gael is confirmed as the most popular party in Ireland, with 30 per cent support, although a drop of five points since our October poll means their lead over Sinn Féin has narrowed.

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