Monday 16 September 2019

Latest opinion polls show conflicting levels of public support for Fianna Fail and Fine Gael

Leo Varadkar and Micheal Martin
Leo Varadkar and Micheal Martin
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

Two new opinion polls have shown conflicting levels of support for the country’s two main political parties.

Fianna Fail has moved ahead of Fine Gael in terms of public support according to one survey. While the other poll shows Fine Gael are 10 points ahead of Fianna Fail.

The Sunday Business Post/Red C polls shows Leo Varadkar’s Fine Gael is up two points to 33pc while Micheal Martin’s Fianna Fail has dropped two points to 22pc.

Meanwhile, the Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes polls shows Fianna Fail up four points to 29pc while Fine Gael are down three points to 28pc.

The Red C polls has Sinn Fein’s popularity up one point to 14pc while the Behaviour and Attitudes survey has Mary Lou McDonald’s party up two points to 21pc

The Red C poll has the Independent Alliance down one point to 2pc and the Behaviour and Attitudes has Shane Ross’s political grouping up two points to 4pc.

The RED C findings on the other parties are; The Green Party unchanged at 3pc, Social Democrats down one point to 3pc while Solidarity-People Before Profit are down one to 1pc. Non-aligned Independents saw their support increase by one point to 16pc.

In Behaviour and Attitudes, the Green Party are down two points to 1pc, Social Democrats are up on to 1pc while Solidarity-People Before Profit are unchanged at 1pc. Non-aligned Independents saw their support decrease by two points to 10pc.

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