Strong lead for Fine Gael as Fianna Fáil support drops to lowest level in two years

Strong lead for Fine Gael as Fianna Fáil support drops to lowest level in two years

Fine Gael has opened up a strong lead over Fianna Fáil in the latest opinion poll.

The Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes Survey shows a six-point swing to the government party.

The government's satisfaction rating is up two points to 48%, while Leo Varadkar remains the most popular party leader in the country with a satisfaction rating of 56%, ahead of Mary Lou McDonald on 53% and Micheál Martin on 49%.

Fine Gael is well clear of the field at 34% support while Fianna Fáil is at 21%, its lowest level of support in two years according to the opinion poll.

Sinn Féin is the second most popular party in the country on 22% despite a two-point drop since the last poll.

The Independent Alliance is up one point to 4%, with Independents overall getting 10% of the vote.

The Labour Party is down one point to 3%. The Green Party has 2% support while the Social Democrats and Solidarity People Before Profit have 1% support each.

The poll was conducted among 931 voters between July 5 and 17.

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