Monday 23 April 2018

FG jumps in latest opinion poll, opening up four-point lead on FF

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

Fine Gael is continuing to build momentum on Fianna Fail, according to the latest opinion poll.

Both parties have seen their popularity increase but Leo Varadkar has now opened up a four point lead on Micheal Martin.

Fine Gael is up three to 30pc and Fianna Fail is up two points to 26pc. Fine Gael was three points ahead of Fianna Fail in the last poll.

Sinn Fein is down two points to 16pc. Gerry Adams’s party has been mired in controversy following a spate of councillors quitting the party over bullying allegations.

Mr Adams was also severely criticised for saying the IRA murderers of Louth farmer Tom Oliver should not face prison sentences.

The Independent Alliance, which is in government with Fine Gael, is down two points to 2pc, according to the Red C/Sunday Business Post opinion poll.

The Labour Party is up one to 5pc, Solidary/People Before Profit is unchanged at 4pc and Social Democrats is up two to 4pc.

The Green Party is down two to 2pc and Renua is down two to 1pc

Non-aligned Independents are up two points to 10pc.

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