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Sinn Féin support up, Fianna Fáil support down, coalition numbers stable

Despite steady support, 74 per cent of people say they are dissatisfied with the Government.

SUPPORT FOR THE two government parties stabilised this month, as support for their main opposition dipped.

The good news for the coalition comes in the latest Sunday Indpendent/Millward Brown poll, as 27 per cent of people say that they would give a first preference to Fine Gael and 9 per cent would vote for Labour.

Those figures are down nine and 10 per cent on their election figures respectively.

Fianna Fáil, who peaked at 29 per cent in June, is at 24 per cent support, a fall of two per cent on last month.

Sinn Féin are the only party to see a bump in support this month, climbing two points to 21. The Green Party is at one per cent support and Independents account for 18 per cent support.

Despite the individual party support, 74 per cent of people say they are dissatisfied with the Government. 25 per cent are satisfied with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and 25 per cent with Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Marin leads the way with 26 per cent satisfaction and Gerry Adams has 22 per cent, down a point on last month.

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