Poll shows Government confidence at six year high

Leo Varadkar's satisfaction rating has been measured for the first time

Poll shows Government confidence at six year high

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pictured outside Government Buildings in Dublin | Image: RollingNews.ie

Confidence in the Government has soared to a six year high, according to the latest opinion poll.

The Kantar Millward Browne poll for the Sunday Independent shows the popularity of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is also up.

According to the poll, the Government has jumped 13 points to 40% - the highest level of support for a Fine Gael-led administration since the 2011 general election.

Satisfaction is highest among professional and working voters and those living in Dublin, where the economy has improved faster than other parts of the country.

Meanwhile, public support for the two main parties is almost neck-and-neck.

Fine Gael is up five to 30% and Fianna Fáil drops four to 29%.

Mr Varadkar's personal satisfaction rating, measured for the first time, is at 49%.

This is far higher than his predecessor Enda Kenny and four points above Michael Martin on 45%.

Those aged between 35 and 44 want to see more money in their pockets come Budget Day over spending.

While people living in the capital are more in favour of tax cuts.

(July 9-21, Margin of Error 3.2%)

FG 30 +5 (since Feb)
FF 29 -4
SF 20
Inds 7 +3
Lab 7 +1
IA 5
Green 2
SolPBP 1 -2
SD 0 -2