Poll: Leo Vardakar’s Approval Rating Up

Elaine Stenson

Brexit has been an unexpected boost to the Taoiseach’s popularity as it has today been revealed Leo Varadkar gained support during the latest discussions – he now has an approval rating of 53%.

Leo Varadkar’s popularity as leader has risen amid the Brexit controversy with his approval rating going up four points to 53%, according to an Ipsos Mrbi opinion poll in today’s Irish Times.

The Taoiseach’s party, Fine Gael, is also experiencing an increase in support – its on 36%, an extra five points since the last poll in October.

Fianna Fáil is currently down four to 25%, Sinn Féin is unchanged at 19%, Labour hasn’t moved at 4%, while the Independents and others are down one to 16%.