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New opinion poll shows significant jump in support for Sinn Féin

The poll was conducted during the period of the National Children’s Hospital controversy.

Michelle O'Neill (left) and leader Mary Lou McDonald.
Michelle O'Neill (left) and leader Mary Lou McDonald.
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A NEW OPINION poll conducted by RED C for the Sunday Business Post has shown a significant increase in the level of support for Sinn Féin. 

The party gained five percentage points and now stands at 18% support nationwide.

Multiple controversies have seen Fine Gael drop one to 31% while Fianna Fáíl are up two to 24%.

The biggest losers, according to the poll, are the Independent Alliance which has seen its supports drop from five to two percentage points. 

The other results are: 

  • Labour: 5 (-1)
  • SocDems: 2 (-)
  • Greens: 2 (-)
  • Solidarity/People Before Profit: 1% (-)
  • Renua: Less than 1%
  • Aontú: Less than 1%

The poll was conducted during the period of the National Children’s Hospital controversy. Red C telephoned 1,000 people for their preferences. There is a margin of error of plus or minus 3%.

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