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Fine Gael is most popular party as Fianna Fáil loses ground

Sinn Féin and independents have made gains, while the Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit and the Independent Alliance have lost support.

FINE GAEL IS the most popular party in the country, according to the latest opinion poll.

1/4/2016 General Election Formations Talks Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny Source: RollingNews.ie

The poll, carried out by Red C for the Sunday Business Post, sees Fianna Fáil drop by two percentage points to 24%.

Fine Gael has remained static on 25% support.

Sinn Féin and independents have made gains, while the Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit and the Independent Alliance have lost support.

Here’s how the parties and others faired:

  • Fine Gael: 25% (no change)
  • Fianna Fáil 24%: (-2)
  • Sinn Féin 16%: (+3)
  • Independents: 12% (+2)
  • Labour: 5% (no change)
  • AAA-PBP: 5% (-4)
  • IA: 4% (-2)
  • Social Democrats: 4% (+1)
  • Green Party: 3% (no change)
  • Others, including Renua: 1% (+1)

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