Support for the Labour Party has fallen to its lowest level in more than a quarter of a century, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll. The backing of voters for the junior Coalition party has fallen to 6 per cent, a three-point decrease since the last Irish Times opinion poll in June. It represents the lowest percentage of support for Labour since November 1987.
Satisfaction levels for Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore continue the downward trend of the past two years. Some 15 per cent of respondents said they are satisfied with the Labour Party leader, while 65 per cent expressed dissatisfaction. This puts Mr Gilmore well behind the other main party leaders.