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Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil almost neck and neck in latest opinion poll

Is a second election on the cards?

SUPPORT FOR FINE Gael and Fianna Fáil is almost neck and neck as negotiations on forming a new government continue.

The latest Sunday Business Post/Red C opinion poll of 1,000 people shows no significant gains for any party, suggesting there would be no major change in results if a second general election was held.

Here’s how each party and group fares:

  • Fine Gael 27% (+1)
  • Fianna Fáil 25% (+1)
  • Sinn Féin 15% (+1)
  • Labour 4% (-3)
  • Independents and others 29% (-1)

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The latter is broken down as follows:

  • Independents 9% (-4)
  • Social Democrats 5% (+2)
  • Independent Alliance 5% (+1)
  • The Anti-Austerity Alliance/People before Profit 4% (no change)
  • Green Party 3% (no change)
  • Renua Ireland 2% (no change)
  • Others 1%

Caretaker Taoiseach Enda Kenny has cut his St Patrick’s Day trip to Washington DC back to one day amid growing political uncertainty here.

Poll: Would you like to see another election?

Read: Enda’s St Patrick’s trip to the US has been cut to just one day

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