New poll shows 45% of people believe new Government will last less than a year

Leo Varadkar is the most popular candidate to become the next leader of Fine Gael

New poll shows 45% of people believe new Government will last less than a year

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Just over half of voters have no confidence in the new Fine Gael and Independent government, a new poll has found.

The Red C poll for Paddy Power says 52% of voters have no confidence in the Government, while 45% believe it will last less than a year.

Almost half of all voters want Enda Kenny to step down immediately as Taoiseach.

Leo Varadkar is the most popular candidate to succeed the Taoiseach as leader of Fine Gael.

He has the support of 32% of voters, ahead of Simon Coveney on 25%.

The poll also measures support for individual parties, with Fine Gael retaining a two-point lead over Fianna Fáil. AAA-PBP see a two point increase in support to 6%.

Support for Sinn Féin rises one point to 16%, while Labour is also up one point to 5%. The Social Democrats and Greens also enjoy a 1% boost.

However, support for the Independent Alliance is down two points.

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The Paddy Power/Red C poll also suggests 61% of voters believe that Irish Water should now be abolished - with voters in younger age groups and Sinn Féin supporters most likely to support the abolition.