Varadkar’s poll bounce of 15 points restores popular appeal
Fine Gael unable to pull away from the rest despite Taoiseach’s surge in personal rating
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is riding high in the personal ratings. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins
After a lengthy and, for Fine Gael, excruciating decline in Varadkar’s personal ratings, today’s poll sees him rebuilding popularity on the back of Brexit and the strong economy – even though voters do not expect to be wealthier on the back of last week’s budget.