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

According to the latest Sunday Times behaviour & Attitudes poll, satisfaction with Martin as party leader is at 54%, compared to 43% for Varadkar.

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FIANNA FÁIL LEADER Micheál Martin is a total of 11 points ahead of Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the satisfaction ratings.

According to the latest Sunday Times behaviour & Attitudes poll, satisfaction with Martin as party leader is at 54%, compared to 43% for Varadkar.

The survey shows that Varadkar’s satisfaction rating is significantly higher than his predecessor Enda Kenny’s (who had a low of 27% in March), but is still far below Martin.

The state of play for leader satisfaction among the other parties has Gerry Adams on 43% (up 6% on the last survey) and Brendan Howlin on 42% (up 5% since the last survey).

Government satisfaction has also risen to 39% (up 4% on the last poll).

Party approval

In terms of party support, Fianna Fáil has inched just ahead of Fine Gael to be the most popular party in the country, with 30% of voter support compared to Fine Gael’s 29%.

There is a 3.3% margin of error in the poll, however, so the results are deemed to be accurate within this range.

The full state of play for the parties is:

  • Fianna Fáil 30% (+1)
  • Fine Gael 29% (no change)
  • Sinn Féin 18% (no change)
  • Labour (no change)
  • Independent Alliance 4 (-1)
  • Green Party 2 (-1)
  • Solidarity/PBP 2 (+1)
  • Social Democrats 1 (no change)
  • Other Independents (including Independents 4 Change) 9% (no change)

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