You can pretty much sum up the results of the Irish Times polls as one big collective shout of 'something must be done, just don't expect me to pay for it'. Then again that doesn't take into account the opinions of Ireland's substantial ostrich community.
Furthermore you just know that Fianna Fáil's national poll ratings will never translate into General Election results. The parochial crap that goes on in this country will ensure that a lot of the anger directed at Cowen and Lenihan won't translate into lost votes for the local pothole fixer, who'll be spending the next two years slagging off the main men at local level to try and save their own skins.
Just as annoying has been Labour's huge jump while Fine Gael have more or less remained static. Labour have done a grand job sniping from the sidelines but has no one noticed that when it comes to proposing solutions they have said absolutely nothing, compared with the infinitely more impressive Richard Bruton, for example?
At least the Shinners aren't benefiting from the woes of the working classes so far but I won't bet on it staying that way. We really will be in trouble if Beardie and the rest of those economic simpletons get a say in anything important.