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Fine Gael slumps as Sinn Féin rises in latest poll

The poll results also show a rise in support for independents.

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SUPPORT FOR FINE GAEL has dropped while Sinn Féin is more popular among voters according to the results of the latest opinion poll.

The results of the Sunday Business Post/Red C poll show that Fine Gael is down two points to 28%, while Sinn Féin is up three points to 20%.

The news will come as a boost to Sinn Féin as they face being potentially the second largest party in the next Dáil.

Fianna Fáil has risen by one point to 18%, while support for Independents has risen by two points to 13%.

A full breakdown of the results is below:

  • Fine Gael 28% (-2)
  • Labour 8%
  • Fianna Fáil 18%
  • Sinn Féin 20% (+3)
  • Independents 13 (+2)
  • Independent Alliance 3% (-1)
  • Social Democrats 4% (+1)
  • AAAPBP 3% (-1)
  • Green Party 2%
  • Renua 1%

The poll was conducted before Thursday’s leader’s debate. Based on these figures, the outgoing Fine Gael/ Labour government would be significantly short of an overall majority.

Read: There’s bad news for Fine Gael but Labour has gained in the latest poll

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