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Sinn Féin down, Fine Gael up in new opinion poll

The Sunday Business Post/Red C poll found that support for Sinn Féin had fallen by three percentage points – but no change for Labour or Fianna Fáil.

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SUPPORT FOR SINN Féin has dropped in a new opinion poll, pushing Fianna Fáil into the position of the second-most popular party in the country.

The Sunday Business Post/Red C poll published this evening found that Sinn Féin dropped three percentage points to 16 per cent. Fine Gael was the only political party to register an increase in support, with an increase of two percentage points bringing the party to 32 per cent.

There were no changes for either Labour, which remains at 15 per cent, or Fianna Fáil, which stayed at 18 per cent.

Independents, Green and other candidates, including the ULA, increased their support by one percentage point to put them at 19 per cent altogether.

More than 1,000 voters were surveyed for the poll which was carried out by Red C on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Respondents were asked which political party or independent candidate they could give their first preference to if a general election were held tomorrow.

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