Sunday 26 February 2017

Poll bounce for Fianna Fail on Ard Fheis weekend

Kevin Doyle and Philip Ryan

Micheál Martin
Micheál Martin

Fianna Fáil has made gains in two opinion polls set to be released tomorrow.

Micheál Martin’s party, who are holding their Ard Fheis this weekend, have regained support lost to Sinn Féin the last round of polls.

Both a Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post and a Behaviour and Attitudes poll for the Sunday Times show that Fine Gael are still the most popular party by a large margin.

However, their coalition partners in the Labour Party are still failing to make an impact with the electorate.

The Red C poll show Fine Gael on 30pc (-2), Labour 9pc (nc) Fianna Fail 19pc (+2) Sinn Fein 19pc and Independents 15 (+1).

While the Behaviour and Attitude poll shows Fine Gael with 31pc (nc), Fianna Fail 20pc (+1), Labour 6pc (-2), Sinn Fein 16pc (-1) and Independents  26 (+2).

It comes after Mr Martin again ruled out going into government with either Fine Gael or Sinn Fein.

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