Budget bounce for FF/PD Government

The Sunday Business Post latest tracking poll is out and Fianna Fail has got the expected budget bounce with their best results in a year 42%. With their present partners the PD’s on 3% the ruling coalition is on 45%, 12% ahead of Fine Gael (21%) and Labour (12%) and 5% ahead of a ‘Rainbow’ coalition. Independents are on 8% ahead of the Greens and Sinn Fein, both on 7%. This continues the lack of yeast in SF’s poll numbers although they will take solace from the positive impact a policing decision may have, over half of those polled saying such a shift would make them “more likely” to vote for Sinn Fein.