B&A Consumer Confidence Tracker November 201730/11/17
Consumer confidence has remained stable since July 2017, despite a backdrop of positive macro trends.
Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes Opinion November Poll 201712/11/17
Two thirds now opt for main parties.
Compared to last month’s poll, it is clear that Varadkar’s most recent increase in popularity has been highest in rural areas – especially within the Leinster Rural region.
From a party political perspective, the momentum of the last few months towards Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil continues, with two-thirds of the electorate now indicating they would vote for either one of those parties if there was a General Election tomorrow.
B&A Consumer Confidence Tracker October 20177/11/17
Consumer confidence is showing modest recovery after mid year declines
The modest improvement in consumer confidence is being driven by improved optimism among Dubliners, as the gap between Dublin and outside Dublin remains. However, those outside Dublin are also expressing some areas of improved confidence in the country’s economic future.
At countrywide level positivity towards the value of personal assets is showing a positive trend and is gradually trending upwards among both Dubliners and those living outside of the capital (most likely due to rising property value), but we are not quite at 2006 levels (yet!).
Sunday Times / Behaviour & Attitudes Opinion Poll October 201715/10/17
Fine Gael maintains lead over Fianna Fail in lead up to budget
Sunday Times / Behaviour & Attitudes Opinion Poll September 201717/09/17
Fine Gael surges past Fianna Fail
Things may well change significantly upon resumption of the Dáil and debate around the 2018 budget, but today’s findings will certainly give Fianna Fáil pause for thought as to when they might decide to withdraw their support for the current administration.