Polls show mixed fortunes for Coalition, Fianna Fáil see rise in support

Polls show mixed fortunes for Coalition, Fianna Fáil see rise in support

There is mixed news for the government parties in two new opinion polls this evening.

One poll shows Fine Gael losing two points and Labour unchanged, while the other shows a two-point drop for Labour with Fine Gael holding steady.

Both polls, in the Sunday Business Post and the Sunday Times, show Fine Gael retaining 11-point leads over their nearest rivals.

While all the changes are within the respective margin of error, they each mark the end in a series of gains for the Government parties.

The Red C poll in the Business Post has Fine Gael down two points to 30%, with Fianna Fáil gaining those two points at 19%, level with Sinn Féin who are unchanged. Labour remain on 9%, the rest share 23%. That poll was taken between last Monday and Wednesday.

The Sunday Times poll by Behaviour & Attitudes was over a longer window - January 4 to 13 - and has Fine Gael unchanged at 31% but Labour down 2%, to 6%.

As Fianna Fáil's Ard Fhéis continues there is some good news for the party's members as they see their support rise 1% to 20%, while Sinn Féin fall 1% to 16%, and the rest share 26%.


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