SUPPORT FOR FINE GAEL has dropped while Sinn Féin is more popular among voters according to the results of the latest opinion poll.
The results of the Sunday Business Post/Red C poll show that Fine Gael is down two points to 28%, while Sinn Féin is up three points to 20%.
The news will come as a boost to Sinn Féin as they face being potentially the second largest party in the next Dáil.
Fianna Fáil has risen by one point to 18%, while support for Independents has risen by two points to 13%.
A full breakdown of the results is below:
- Fine Gael 28% (-2)
- Labour 8%
- Fianna Fáil 18%
- Sinn Féin 20% (+3)
- Independents 13 (+2)
- Independent Alliance 3% (-1)
- Social Democrats 4% (+1)
- AAAPBP 3% (-1)
- Green Party 2%
- Renua 1%
The poll was conducted before Thursday’s leader’s debate. Based on these figures, the outgoing Fine Gael/ Labour government would be significantly short of an overall majority.