Poll shows rise of Sinn Féin since last election

Two thirds of voters are not happy with the Government's performance according to a new opinion poll.

The survey for today's Irish Independent is also the latest to show a significant increase in support for Sinn Féin.

This is the first measure of public opinion by Millward Brown Lansdowne for the Irish Independent in over a year, so it is compared with the General Election results 14 months ago.

The Coalition's performance is not good for a majority of voters as 65% are dissatisfied with the Government.

Unsurprisingly Fine Gael is down two points to 34%, while Labour drops four to 15%.

Fianna Fáil is unchanged on 17%, but Sinn Féin is also on 17%, up seven points, another poll showing the party gaining significant ground with voters.

Independents and others are also up 1 to 18%.

More in this Section

Arlene Foster on 'gay cake' case: Commission must stop bias for 'liberal elite definition of equality'

Gardaí investigate theft of hazardous insulation bales from Louth building site

TD wants gambling laws updated amid fears criminal gangs using sector to 'launder money'

Court hears man used fleet of ice cream vans as cover for major cocaine business

Today's Stories

Overdose fears raised due to huge variations in cocaine purity

Irish academic identifies new organ in our guts

Crime bosses opt for cash over cars

Collopy faces sentence after €6k in cocaine found in ice cream van


Ask Audrey has been sorting out Cork people for years

Here’s horror ... the best scary movies to watch this Halloween

Why jazz star Robert Glasper felt compelled to address the issue of police shootings in the US

Your guide to the best Samhain- themed events this Halloween

More From The Irish Examiner