Fine Gael Approval Drops

The latest Red C opinion poll has indicated a 4% drop in support for Fine Gael.

The poll saw approval of Taoiseach Enda Kenny's part slide from 29% to 25%.

The party has had to deal with many contentious issues since its time in government, including water restrictions, health cuts and property tax.

Support for Independents has increased 4%.

Party support, compared to the last Red C poll in October, is: Fine Gael 25% (-4%), Labour 9% (-), Fianna Fáil 24% (+1%), Sinn Féin 16% (-1%) and Independents / Others 26% (+4%).

The same poll, conducted by Paddy Power indicated 76% would support the referendum to allow same-sex marriage, due to take place in 2015.

18% said they would not, while 6% said they "don't know".


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