Taoiseach – Grim opinion polls for main contenders

Stephen Collins in the Irish Times writes

Voters want a general election this year but more people say neither Brian
Cowen or Enda Kenny should be Taoiseach than support either of them,
according to the latest Irish Times /Ipsos MRBI poll.

Offered the choice if the Fianna Fail or Fine Gael leader as Taoiseach 40
per cent of voters said in an unprompted response that they did not want
either of them in the job while 9 per cent had no opinion.

Of the rest 30 per cent favoured Mr Kenny for the Taoiseach’s office while
21 per cent favoured Mr Cowen.