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    Default First Post Election Poll - Parties before People

    The Independent Alliance has begun its predictable "Junior Partner in Gov" slide to oblivion.

    If there is a trend in the first poll post election, it seems to be Parties before (Independent) People.

    An opinion poll shows that just over half of those surveyed do not have confidence in the new Government to run the country.

    The poll for Paddy Power/Red C shows that 52% of those surveyed do not have confidence in the new Government - which includes 20% of Fine Gael voters and 69% of those who voted for Independents.
    However, 48% expressed confidence in the new Government.
    Details of the poll, released on RTÉ's Today with Sean O'Rourke, also show that eight out of ten voters do not expect the Government to last more than two years, furthermore 45% believe it will not last a year.


    http://www.rte.ie/news/2016/0513/788...on-government/



    Under half of all those surveyed (48%) believe Enda Kenny should step down now as leader of Fine Gael and as Taoiseach while a further 18% believe he should go within two years.
    Just one in four of those surveyed believe he should stay a full term.
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
    — Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Default Re: First Post Election Poll - Parties before People

    It is a RedC poll and after the recent GE, it doesn't create quite the number of posts or depth of analysis that RedC polls got in the past. The whole delay in forming a government has also generated a bit of a "meh!" feeling about politial questions.

    Regards...jmcc

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    Default Re: First Post Election Poll - Parties before People

    They will slide into the sunset home alright. But will they be an object of hatred and scorn like Labour , a sort of Judas Goat..or is that role reserved for actual parties? Danger for Sinn Féin perhaps albeit a bit down the road.

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    Default Re: First Post Election Poll - Parties before People

    We have the first "returned" Fine Gael government, and it is also the first minority government.

    The many-headed monster has not fully emerged from its shell yet. There was a lot of completely spurious comment (and still is some) suggesting that this will be a soft, consensus Government, with no contentious measures being passed.

    The Thatcher Government - a government waging class war against "the enemy within" - was for very many years a minority government.

    What matters, in terms of the ability of a Government to put measures through, is not whether it is popular, but whether it has power, and whether or not there is any ready alternative to it.
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
    — Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Default Re: First Post Election Poll - Parties before People

    Not so - Thazza had a majority over all parties in 79. And a landslide 83 and 87. On the other hand Major was a hostage of the Ulster Unionists and still pushed through some awful regressive laws... So there's no roadmap there for us. Could the Indy rabble of special interest lobbies enact some form of Tallaght strategy? I bet they could for the right inducements.

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