With less than three weeks until the General Election, a new poll has shown that Irish people would prefer MicheÃ¡l Martin as Taoiseach than Leo Varadkar.
PR360âs â2020 Leaderâ series tracks the public’s attitude to the leaders of Fianna FÃ¡il and Fine Gael in the areas on likeability, competency, decision making, relatability, and trust.
Of those polled, 55% responded that they would choose MicheÃ¡l Martin as the next Taoiseach in a straight head-to-head choice, against 45% who went for Mr Varadkar.
However, the Fine Gael leader is seen as more likeable as his Fianna FÃ¡il counterpart with 43% saying agreeing that the Taoiseach is likeable against 39% for Mr Martin.
This poll comes on the back of the Sunday Times/ Behaviour and Attitudes poll that saw Fianna FÃ¡il open up a 12-point lead over their rivals. In the same poll, Sinn FÃ©in are just one point behind Fine Gael.
âWe are still in the early days of the campaign, and itâs important to track the trend rather than one moment in time,” said Managing Director of PR360, Dan Pender.
“Our first results get a sense of what people are thinking at the outset. A key learning from the poll is that as many of one-third of voters have yet to form firm views on both leaders.”