Cowen 'Should Quit' Says Poll

More than half the Irish voters questioned in a new poll on the controversy over Taoiseach Brian Cowen's Morning Ireland 'hangover' interview want him to quit.

The new survey also showed that 71% of voters believe he has lost credibility as a result.

However, an even larger majority said they would not change their voting intentions.

The Millward Brown Lansdowne poll for TV3 News shows that a majority, 56%, believe the controversy over last week's interview with Mr Cowen does not matter and 88% say it will not change their voting intentions.

But, of the 1,000 voters nationwide who were questioned on Tuesday and Wednesday for the poll, 40% said Mr Cowen should continue as Taoiseach, while 52% said he should not.


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