Poll sees major fall in Sinn Féin support

Poll sees major fall in Sinn Féin support

A new poll published this morning shows a drop in support for Sinn Féin.

According to the Behaviour & Attitudes survey in today's Sunday Times, the party's vote is down three points to 15%.

Satisfaction with their party leader Gerry Adams is also down by 8%.

Satisfaction in the government is up 11%, while Enda Kenny, Micheal Martin and Eamon Gilmore have all seen jumps in their popularity.

It is the first major survey since the release of the Smithwick Tribunal report and it suggests that Sinn Féin’s stance on the report has not been popular.

In contrast, it appears the Government has received a positive boost following Ireland's recent exit from the bailout.

Fine Gael remains the most popular party in Ireland, up five points to 30%.

Fianna Fáil are unchanged on 21%, the same level as independents and others, while Labour are also unchanged on 11%.


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