Poll Does a politicians age matter

first_img No, only performance matters (1916) Yes (1055) I don’t know (46) Poll Results: No, but time in power does (700) WITH A CABINET reshuffle seemingly imminent, calls are being made to remove some of the older members of cabinet.Speaking today on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte said that calls for the likes of himself and Education Minister Ruairí Quinn to step aside was “ageism”.But, does it matter? In sport, they say “if you good enough you’re old enough”. Is the reverse true in politics, that if you’re good enough, you’re young enough?Or is a call for fresh blood just a desire to see new faces?We’re asking: Does a politician’s age matter? YesNo, but time in power doesNo, only performance mattersI don’t knowVoteRead: Alan Kelly expects to be promoted if he becomes Labour’s deputy leader next weeklast_img read more