Tuesday 20 February 2018

Glimmer of hope for Labour as latest poll shows increase in support

Brendan Howlin. Photo: Mark Condren
Brendan Howlin. Photo: Mark Condren
Cormac McQuinn

Cormac McQuinn

The Labour Party and some Indepedent TDs have seen an increase in support in a poll published this weekend.

Sinn Féin meanwhile, has seen a drop in support. Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are unchanged with a combined 50pc.

After a dismal year since the election, the poll shows a glimmer of hope for Brenda Howlin's Labour Party.

It is up two points to 6pc in the latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll.

Support for Independent TDs is up three points to 13pc, though backing for the five TDs of the Independent Alliance remains unchanged at 3pc.

Fianna Fáil is the most popular party at 26pc, maintaining the same support it had at the last poll, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny's Fine Gael on 24pc, also unchanged.

Sinn Féin are down two points to 17pc and Solidarity-People Before Profit are also down two, to 4pc.

The Green Party is unchanged at 4pc and support remains the same for the Social Democrats at 3pc. Renua is down one point to 0pc.

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