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Sinn Féin gain in the polls following collapse in Government support

The Millward Brown poll for the Sunday Independent sees a drop in support for Fine Gael and Labour.

Gerry Adams, Sinn Féin leader.
Gerry Adams, Sinn Féin leader.
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THERE IS BAD news today for coalition parties as the latest political opinion poll results shows a collapse in Government support.

The poll, commissioned by The Sunday Independent and carried out by Millward Brown, shows a significant fall-off in support for Fine Gael and Labour.


However, Sinn Féin sees a surge in its popularity, up six points to 22 per cent.

Here’s how those numbers are looking:

  • Fine Gael: 27 per cent (down three)
  • Fianna Fáil: 21 per cent (down five)
  • Sinn Féin: 22 per cent (up six)
  • Labour: 8 per cent (down 4)
  • Independent and others: 22 per cent (up 6)
  • Undecided: 35 per cent

976 people were questioned across the country for the Sunday Independent poll, which was conducted between 19 – 28 February, during the period of the recent controversies involving the gardaí, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) and Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

Originally published 18.00pm

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