Wednesday 22 February 2017

Support for Labour party increases in latest poll - but Fianna Fail remains unchanged at 19pc

Latest Sunday Independent/MillwardBrown national opinion poll

Published 04/04/2015 | 18:11

Joan Burton
Joan Burton

Tanaiste Joan Burton’s Labour Party has received a welcome 2 point bounce in the latest Sunday Independent/MillwardBrown national opinion poll.

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The party has risen from 6pc to 8pc, according to the poll carried out between March 24 and April 2.

It represents the second consecutive increase in the support for the junior Coalition party which had fallen as low as 5pc back in December.

Support for Fine Gael remains unchanged at 25 pc and Enda Kenny’s party remains the largest in terms of popular support.

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There is further bad news for Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin as the party is once again stuck below 20pc and is unchanged on 19pc.

The poll, full details of which will be in tomorrow’s Sunday Independent, show that support for Sinn Fein has fallen back by 2 points to 24pc.

This fall comes in the wake of the Paudie McGahon abuse scandal in recent weeks, but the party remains the second most popular party in the country.

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Support for Independents and Others, including Lucinda Creighton’s Renua who are on 2pc, has fallen back from 23pc to 20pc and is now down 12pc since Christmas, a clear sign that their support base is being squeezed.

The Green Party has seen a 2 point bounce in its support and now claims 3pc of the vote.

Also, the number of voters who said they did not know who to vote for continues to fall and now stands at 20pc.

That means just one in five voters said they were unwilling to vote for any of the available options, compared with one in three voters six months ago.

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