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Enda Kenny's popularity is surging - but Fianna Fáil is the most popular party

It’s the Fine Gael leader’s best personal showing in the Irish Times poll in four years.

ENDA KENNY’S POPULARITY is up to 36% in the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll, published in this morning’s paper.

It’s the Fine Gael leader’s best personal showing in this poll in four years, the paper notes.

His counterpart at the head of Fianna Fáil, Micheál Martin, is at 38%. The figure for Gerry Adams is 27%, while recently appointed Labour leader Brendan Howlin is on 21%.

Both main parties have gained support since the last poll in October. Here’s how the numbers break down:

  • Fianna Fáil: 30%
  • Fine Gael: 27%
  • Labour: 6%
  • Sinn Féin: 17%
  • Independents & others: 20%

The poll was carried out on Monday and Tuesday of this week among 1,200 people.

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