Fianna Fáil still the most popular party, new poll shows

Fianna Fáil still the most popular party, new poll shows
Micheál Martin

Fianna Fáil remains the country's most popular party, despite losing ground in the latest opinion poll.

The Behaviour and Attitudes Poll in the Sunday Times gives them 28% support - down two points.

Fine Gael are also down two points to 26%.

The poll shows a rise in the popularity of the left wing parties. Sinn Fein are up two to 19%, while Labour (up two to 5%), AAA-People Before Profit, the Greens, Social Democrats and Renua all make small gains.

There is no change for the Independent Alliance on 5%.

Fianna Fáil's Micheál Martin is the most popular leader with 50% satisfaction, Taoiseach Enda Kenny is on 33%, up one point. Labour leader Brendan Howlin is on 39%.

While Sinn Féin are up in terms of party support, Gerry Adams' satisfaction rating dropped by six points to 32%.

The poll was taken during extensive coverage of the 1983 IRA shooting of Brian Stack, on which Gerry Adams made a Dáil statement.


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