The poll shows signs of a recovery in Fianna Fail's fortunes. Mr Martin is now the most popular leader in the country and his party has increased its support by 6 per cent since last September.
Fine Gael are still the most popular party in the country on 30 per cent, down one point in the past two months. But Fianna Fail are in second place on 22 per cent, and well ahead of Sinn Fein in third place on 14 per cent (down 4 per cent) and ahead of Labour at 12 per cent, (down two points). Independents are unchanged on 19 per cent and the Greens are up one to 3 per cent.