More than half of voters say the government is 'not doing a good job' in dealing with the pandemic

According to an Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll, the rate now stands at 51% - up 15% since last autumn. 

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Health Minister Stephen Donnelly also received poor ratings from the majority of voters, while more than 80% believe the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan is doing a good job. 

Political analyst Johnny Fallon says the public clearly isn't happy: 

"I think the poll is delivering a verdict on the government particularly under communications and theie leadership through the pandemic. It shows that the public really is looking for that leadership, and not seeing it, and that stems largely from the divided approach to communications within government where this is never a natural alliance, it was it was a forced alliance between the parties, and it shows all the time."

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