Saturday 21 October 2017

Second poll battering for Fine Gael as coalition's re-election hopes continue to wane

The Leaders on stage from left: Richard Boyd Barrett, People Before Profit Alliance, Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein, Micheal Martin, Fianna Fail, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Fine Gael, Joan Burton, Tanaiste Joan Burton, Stephen Donnelly, Social Democrats and Lucinda Creighton, Renua at the RTÉ Claire Byrne Live Leaders Debate.
The Leaders on stage from left: Richard Boyd Barrett, People Before Profit Alliance, Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein, Micheal Martin, Fianna Fail, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Fine Gael, Joan Burton, Tanaiste Joan Burton, Stephen Donnelly, Social Democrats and Lucinda Creighton, Renua at the RTÉ Claire Byrne Live Leaders Debate.
Cormac McQuinn

Cormac McQuinn

FINE Gael has taken a second battering in a poll in the space of two days, suffering another drop in support.

The RedC/Irish Sun poll to be published tomorrow puts the party's support at 26pc, down two since the last poll at the weekend.

Overall the party is down five points from a poll by the same organisation earlier this month.

While Labour is up one point since Sunday to 9pc, combined support for the coalition stands at 35pc which would leave them well short of the numbers required to form a government.

Fianna Fáil is up 1pc to 19pc, Sinn Féin is down 3 to 17pc.

Others are at 18pc - up 2 - and that figure includes the Independent Alliance at 5pc.

Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit at at 2pc, down 1. Social Democrats are down 1 to 3pc while Renua are up 1 to 2pc.

The Green Party is up 2 to 4pc.

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