Boost in support for Fine Gael

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

The Kantar Millward Browne poll for today’s Sunday Independent shows Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s popularity is also up.

According to today’s 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 with Fine Gael up 5 to 30% and Fianna Fáil dropping 4 to 29.

Leo Varadkar’s personal satisfaction rating – measured for the first time today at 49% – is far higher than his predecessor Enda Kenny and 4 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.