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IrelandPoll shows drop in support for Fine Gael as Fianna Fáil surges ahead

20:55  16 june  2019
20:55  16 june  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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A new opinion poll indicates that support for Fianna Fáil has dropped over the past month. The Sunday Business Post/Red C poll gives Fine Gael a nine-point lead over Fianna Fáil , the biggest lead for the party in a Red C poll since the run-up to the 2016 General Election.

There has been a massive surge in support for Fianna Fáil since the party decided to back a minority government from the Opposition benches, according to the latest Irish The jump in Mr Martin’s satisfaction rating to 43 per cent puts him well ahead of all other party leaders. Fine Gael support .

Poll shows drop in support for Fine Gael as Fianna Fáil surges ahead © Leah Farrell RollingNews.ie

SUPPORT FOR FINE Gael has dropped by five percentage points behind their rivals Fianna Fáil, a new opinion poll has shown.

A Sunday Times / Behaviour & Attitudes opinion poll has put support for Fianna Fáíl at 28%, five points higher than Fine Gael, which has dropped by five points to 23%.

The poll shows that support for Fine Gael is at its lowest point since Leo Varadkar became taoiseach two years ago.

Speaking yesterday on RTÉ’s Marian Finucane Show, Varadkar said that his party hadn’t done as well as they had hoped in the local elections.

Poll shows drop in support for Fine Gael as Fianna Fáil surges ahead © Reuters Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

He said that in Dublin, a lot of votes that would have gone to Fine Gael in more affluent areas voted for the Green party, and said “we need to respond to what that means”.

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The poll suggests Fianna Fáil is now tied with Fine Gael on 26% support . Micheál Martin remains the most popular party leader despite dropping four percentage points since the last poll . Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform, Sean Fleming, said that the poll shows the public

The poll also shows that Fianna Fáil 's Micheál Martin is easily the most popular of the party leaders, with a rating of 43% (up 8%), ahead of Taoiseach Enda Fianna Fáil 's Willie O'Dea said while it was pleasant to see a rise in support for the party, it would not be changing its tactics and sees its job as

He said that although unemployment was down and “people have more money in their pockets”, Varadkar said that voters “are not going back to us” and had “gone back to Fianna Fáil, so there’s an issue there for us.”

The poll will also be bad news for Sinn Féin, with support for the party plummeting seven percentage points to just 12% – the points below its general election result.

Sinn Féin took a hammering in the recent local and European elections, losing two of its sitting MEPs and a number of councillors.

Meanwhile, public support for the Green Party has surged by five points to 11%. The party had a very strong election, greatly increasing its representation on local councils.

In terms of party leaders, satisfaction with Micheál Martin is highest at 46%. Varadkar’s support has dropped by three points 39%, while support for Mary Lou McDonald has dropped seven points to 32%.

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Fine Gael is a liberal-conservative and pro-European political party in Ireland. Fine Gael is currently the governing and largest party in Ireland in terms of members of the Oireachtas and Irish members of

Fianna Fáil has fallen three points to its lowest rating in two years in the Behaviour and Attitudes series of opinion polls for The Sunday Times. The poll shows a rise in support for Fine Gael , which is up three points to 34%. There is a six point swing between the two largest parties, as Fianna Fáil has

The full state of the parties is as follows:

    Fianna Fáil 28 (no change)
  • Fine Gael 23 (-5)
  • Sinn Féin 12 (-7)
  • Independents / Others 13 (+4)
  • Green Party 11 (+6)
  • Labour 5 (+1)
  • Independent Alliance 3 (no change)
  • Solidarity / PBP 2 (-1)
  • Aontú 1 (+1)
  • Renua 1 (+1)
  • Social Democrats 1 (no change)

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