Election 2016 POLL: Who will create Jobs in Ireland
Election 2016 POLL: Who will create Jobs in Ireland?
By Mark Kane
February 25th 2016
With less than 24 hours until Irish people head to the voting booths and choose their next government, here at Job Coconut we have been focusing on how voters are judging the political parties in relation to their ability to aid job creation in Ireland. We carried out two sample polls on Twitter during the second & third televised leaders debates.
We asked which party was thought to be best equipped in creating jobs if elected?
After the second live debate on February 15th, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams dominated the poll with 74% of the vote.
Which party is best equipped to create #jobs if elected? #cblive #leadersdebate #MakeASmartVote #GE2016 #Ireland2016— Job Coconut (@job_coconut) February 15, 2016
Interestingly the current government made up of Fine Gael and Labour - who boast about job creation as one of their big achievements - only received 13% and 3% respectively.
On Tuesday the 23rd of February, the third and final debate took place and the same question was asked during the live debate and the results changed considerably.
POLL: Which party is best for job creation if elected? #leadersdebate #GE16— Job Coconut (@job_coconut) February 23, 2016
These results show Fianna Fail gaining momentum from the second debate into the third at 37%. The Taoiseach’s performance, which by many experts was classed as poor, didn’t help the current government’s appearance, and results show voters are not convinced that the current government is the way forward.
Sinn Fein came second in this poll with 32%, which is not a surprise based on Gerry Adams’ performance; however his inaccuracy with figures did not go unnoticed by many, and at this late stage may have been his downfall.
During the third and final debate we also asked voters some follow up questions about the leaders themselves. We asked who they thought performed the best, and the results follow a similar trend to our main poll.
Who performed the best in the #leadersdebate tonight? #GE16— Job Coconut (@job_coconut) February 23, 2016