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There's MORE good news for Enda and Joan in the latest opinion poll

Shane and Lucinda, maybe not so much.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

GOVERNMENT DEPUTIES WILL sleep a little bit easier tonight as a new opinion poll reveals an increase in support for Fine Gael and Labour… again.

However, while independents and others remain far ahead, the latest Red C/Sunday Business Post poll reveals support for them at 28%, down two points.

This is despite the Independent Alliance and Lucinda Creighton’s yet-to-be-named party gaining further momentum.

Sinn Féin has taken a significant knock in support, tumbling four points to 20%.

A relatively quiet period in the lifetime of the Coalition is potentially the cause of this further boost of three points each, bringing Fine Gael to 24% and Labour to 9%.

The two parties are hoping this could continue to improve in future polls, as the public begins to feel the effect of Budget 2015 in their first pay cheques of the new year.

Support for Fianna Fáil remains uncharged at 19%.

1,000 people were surveyed between Monday and Wednesday this week.

Government parties were up five points in a separate opinion poll earlier this month.

Originally published 6.25pm

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