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An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the National Ploughing Championships.
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the National Ploughing Championships.
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Fine Gael has jumped in the latest opinion poll to its highest level since the election

The party now commands a 30% level of support.
Sep 23rd 2017, 5:41 PM 20,091 161

SUPPORT FOR FINE Gael has jumped by three percentage points since July and now sits at 30%, according to a new opinion poll.

The poll by Red C and the Sunday Business Post has also recorded a two-point rise in support for Fianna Fáil, giving the party a support level of 26%.

Fine Gael’s climb to 30% represents the first time the party has reached that level in the polling series since before last year’s general election.

While the two largest parties have recorded increases, support for Sinn Féin has dropped by two points to 18%.

Support for independent candidates is up by two points to 10% while the Labour party sees its support fall by a point to 5%.

The Social Democrats will be particularly happy with the poll, doubling its support level from 2% to 4%.

Support for Solidarity-PBP remained steady at 4% while both the Independent Alliance and the Green Party each saw their support drop by two points to 2%.

Renua’s support in the poll sits at 1%.

Read: Micheál Martin is well ahead of Leo Varadkar in the satisfaction ratings >

Read: Varadkar fails to get boost with latest poll showing drop in support for Fine Gael >

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