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Fine Gael picks up support while Sinn Féin drops

The latest opinion poll also puts Sinn Féin and Fianna Fail on equal support.

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OVER THE PAST week Fine Gael has gained the same amount of support that Sinn Féin has lost, according to the latest opinion poll.

The Red C tracking poll for the Sunday Business Post shows a two point rise in support for Fine Gael (31%) and a two point decline in support for Sinn Féin (17%).

Meanwhile, it shows that Labour, Fianna Fail and independents have remained unchanged.

It also puts Sinn Féin and Fianna Fail on equal support – both coming in at 17%.

Here’s the changes from last week’s poll:

  • Fine Gael is on 31 (+2)
  • Labour is on 10 (no change)
  • Fianna Fail 17 (no change)
  • Sinn Féin 17 (-2)
  • Independents and others are on 25 (no change)

The poll gives the coalition a reasonable chance of being re-elected, with combined support of 41%.

Taking a further look at independents and others, The Sunday Business Post reports that the Social Democrats are up by a point to 3% while the Anti Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit Alliance stayed at 3%.

The Green Party are down by a point to 2%, while Lucinda Creighton’s Renua remains at 1%.

The poll was carried out among over 1,000 adults across the country between Monday and Wednesday of last week.

Read: There’s bad news for Fine Gael but Labour has gained in the latest poll>

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