Poll shows gains for main parties at expense of Sinn Féin

A new opinion poll shows the Government parties continuing to make political gains, mainly at the expense of Sinn Féin.

Today's Sunday Times Behaviour and Attitudes poll of almost a thousand voters was taken between October 26 and last Tuesday.

It shows Fine Gael up three points to 34%, with Fianna Fáil still behind, but up four points to 31%.

Sinn Féin is down five points to 14%, while Independents are down four points to 8%.

The Independent Alliance is unchanged at 3%, Labour is down one point to 3%, Solidarity / People before Profit are up two at 3%, and there is no change for the Green party on 2% or the Social Democrats on 1%.

Stephen O'Brien, Political Editor with the Sunday Times, said: "It's a very significant move across the board from the anti-establishment side of the Dáil to the established parties, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil."

More in this Section

Pope Francis 'should visit Tuam, imagine the message that would’ve sent'

Co Cork road closed after two-car collision

Video: Woman (50s) arrested after car crashes into gates of Government Buildings

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after double stabbing in Limerick

More From The Irish Examiner