The Taoiseach is staunchly defending the government's NAMA plans after an opinion poll showed 40% of voters are opposed to the legislation. The poll shows that just 26% are in favour of the National Assets Management Agency, which will buy up the bad loans from the banks and 34% had no opinion. Green party supporters are the most staunchly opposed group, with 50% against the plans. Speaking in Limerick today, Brian Cowen insisted NAMA is the only effective answer to the banking crisis.