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