Polling on the Apple appeal October 10, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
When asked whether the Government was right to appeal the ruling that Apple should pay €13 billion in back tax, 47 per cent said yes, 39 per cent said no and 14 per cent had no opinion.
In a way, given anecdotal evidence, I’m almost surprised it’s within 10% either way. Talking to a range of people in parties the sense was that there was considerable agreement with the government position. Intriguingly support for an appeal is strongest in Dublin/Leinster. Weakest in Connacht and Ulster. And check this out:
Sinn Féin voters are against the appeal by a small margin, but the strongest opposition to the decision comes from supporters of Independents and smaller parties.
This reflects the strong criticism of the Government decision from left-wing Independents and parties as well as the reservations expressed by some of the Independents who are part of the Government.
There is equally strong support for the Government decision among the best-off AB voters and the middle-class C1 voters while C2 voters are almost equally divided and the poorest DE voters are against the decision. Farmers, though, are in favour.
We’re sometimes a cautious lot, aren’t we?