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Martin should remain Taoiseach instead of swapping with Varadkar, claims new poll

The public would rather see Micheál Martin remain as Taoiseach than swap jobs with Tánaiste Leo Varadkar in two weeks, according to a new opinion poll.

The latest Ireland Thinks poll for the Sunday Independent shows that 43% of people would prefer Martin, the leader of Fianna Fáil, to remain in office, well ahead of 34% who would prefer Varadkar, the leader of Fine Gael, to remain in office. became Taoiseach. as scheduled on December 17.

More than a fifth of those surveyed, 22%, are undecided. The findings reveal that the number of people who want Martin to stay in office has risen since voters were asked the same question a month ago and the two party leaders were found to equate to 39% each.

The poll also finds strong support for Paschal Donohoe to remain finance minister rather than swap jobs with public spending minister Michael McGrath.

While 52% want Mr Donohoe, a Fine Gael TD, to remain in the Finance Department, just 27% want Mr McGrath, the Fianna Fáil TD, to take over Merrion Street with a 22% surveyed who are not sure.

It comes as Sinn Féin remains the country’s most popular party at 34%, which is unchanged from the last poll a month ago, where support for Mary Lou McDonald’s party fell by three points.

There is mixed news for the Coalition parties with Fine Gael up two points to 23% while Fianna Fáil remains unchanged at 17% as is the Green Party at 3%.

Elsewhere, there was a decline in support for Solidarity-People Before Gains, which fell two points to 3%, while the Social Democrats rose one point to 5%.

Support for Aontú is unchanged at 4% and Labor is also unchanged at 3%, while Independents and Others are down one point to 9%.

The survey was carried out on a sample of 1,352 people on Thursday and Friday of this week and has a margin of error of +/- 2.7%.

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