Poll sees rise in support for government parties

Poll sees rise in support for government parties

Support for the government parties has risen dramatically, according to the latest opinion poll by Red C.

The poll in tomorrow’s Sunday Business Post shows significant gains for both Fine Gael and Labour, while other parties lose support.

It is the first major poll since the Government announced its decision to leave the bailout without a precautionary credit line.

Fine Gael's margin as the most popular party now stands at 7%, the largest it has been for some time.

Fine Gael stand at 29%, up 4% since the last Red C poll two weeks ago, while Labour are up 3% to 12%, the highest rating they have seen since March.

Fianna Fáil has fallen 2% to 22% while Sinn Féin is down 1% to 15% and the Independents and Others have fallen 2% to 22%.


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