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Sinn Féin gets Mary Lou bounce in latest opinion poll

Fine Gael is less popular, but people are happier with the government.

Mary Lou McDonald
Mary Lou McDonald
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SINN FÉIN HAS seen a three-point bounce in the first opinion poll taken since Mary Lou McDonald was elected leader.

The latest Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes poll shows the party is on 19% of public support, up three points.

Fianna Fáil has seen a two point rise, up to 27%, while Fine Gael is down four to 32%.

Others and independents are on 10% (+1), the Labour Party is up one to 6%, the Independent Alliance is down one to 3% and the Green Party is up one to 2%. Solidarity/PBP is down two to 1% of support.

While support for Fine Gael is down, satisfaction with the government is up 2 points to 50%. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s personal satisfaction is up four points to 59%. Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin is also up, five points to 55%.

McDonald’s personal satisfaction up seven points to 46%. Labour’s Brendan Howlin has dropped one point to 44%.

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