Sunday 15 July 2018

Fine Gael surge ahead of Fianna Fail in latest Sunday Independent opinion poll

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Picture: Collins
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Picture: Collins
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

FINE Gael’s support under Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has surged eight points ahead of Micheal Martin’s Fianna Fail, according to latest Sunday Independent/Kantar Millward Brown opinion poll.

Fine Gael has increased support by six points and now holds 36pc of the country’s vote. Meanwhile, Fianna Fail has dropped one point and is currently at 28pc.

Mr Varadkar’s personal satisfaction rating (58pc) has also increased and he is now ten points ahead of Mr Martin (48pc).

Sinn Fein’s support has remained unchanged at 20pc despite the appointment of Mary Lou McDonald as party leader. However, Ms McDonald’s personal support (39pc) is five points higher than Gerry Adams (35pc) when his popularity was last polled.

Brendan Howlin’s woes continue as the Labour Party’s support has dropped three points to 4pc while his personal satisfaction rating is down six points to 22pc.

Support for Independent non-aligned politicians continues to fall and is now at just 11pc.

Support for Fine Gael’s government partners the Independent Alliance’s is down two points to 3pc. The Green Party remains unchanged at 2pc, the Solidarity/People Before Profit is also unchanged at 1pc. Social Democrats are also at 1pc.

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