Following Simon Harris's appointment as Taoiseach earlier this week, Amárach Research conducted a survey on Newstalk's behalf.

A general election should take place now, according to 58% of Irish citizens, rather than the government serving out its whole term. In the meanwhile, 73% of those under 35 desire to cast their ballots right away.

The study stated, only 40% of those over 55 want an election immediately. Sixty-seven percent of people in the 35–44 age group desired a general election, while fifty-nine percent of those in the 45–54 age group wanted one soon.

Geographically speaking, 52% of people in Munster, 57% of those in Connacht/Ulster, and 60% of respondents in Leinster support holding an election right away.

The survey, which had 1,000 participants, was conducted on Tuesday in conjunction with Mr. Harris's election as Taoiseach.

Sinn Féin, which has been driving demands for a general election since Leo Varadkar announced his resignation, would be pleased with the results.

The Government will fulfil its whole term, as stated by the Taoiseach, Tánaiste Micheál Martin, and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan, together with other Coalition leaders. A general election in March would follow from that.