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Leo effect helps Fine Gael to six-year opinion polling high

The poll surveyed over 1,000 voters between 26 October and 7 November.
Nov 12th 2017, 12:44 PM 16,256 180

FINE GAEL IS more popular now than any time in the last six years.

That is the finding of a new Sunday Times/Behavior & Attitudes poll published today.

The poll surveyed over 1,000 voters between 26 October and 7 November.

It found that support for Fine Gael is up three points to 34% while Fianna Fáil is up four percentage points to 31%.

Sinn Féin’s support has dropped five points to 14%. Labour is down one point to 3%, Solidarity/PBP is up to 3% alongside the Independent Alliance and the Green Party is unchanged at 2%. The Social Democrats have 1% of support.

Other independents are down four points to 8%.

In terms of satisfaction, the government has picked up five points, with 44% of people now happy with the job it is doing.

Varadkar’s personal satisfaction is up two points to 52%, with Fianna Fáil’s Micheal Martin unchanged at 50%. Brendan Howlin is unchanged at 40%, while Gerry Adams is down six points to 32%.

Fine Gael has this weekend completed its national convention, where Varadkar outlined his vision for the rest of the party’s term.

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