Politics

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Coalition parties see significant rise in support in latest opinion poll

Fionnan Sheahan

Published 28/06/2014|18:32

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photo: Peter Cavanagh
Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photo: Peter Cavanagh

The Coalition parties have got a significant rise in support in the latest opinion poll.

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Fine Gael and the Labour Party are both up three points, despite Government business being stalled as the junior coalition party elects a new leader.

Fine Gael is up to 25pc, while Labour is up to seven per cent, with their gains coming at the expense of the Independents.

Independents and smaller parties are down by six points in the Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post.

Sinn Fein is on 22pc, while Fianna Fail on 18pc, with both opposition parties unchanged.

The party support figures are compared to the previous poll a fortnight ago, which was carried out by Red C for Paddy Power.

The past fortnight has seen the climbdown on the medical cards debacle and continued speculation about the Cabinet reshuffle.

Next week, Social Protection Minister Joan Burton is expected to become Labour leader and Tanaiste. The reshuffle is expected the following week.

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