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.

Digital Desk

Related Articles

Election preparations front and centre of political thoughts

Former Fine Gael TD Seymour Crawford dies aged 74

Fianna Fáil making ground on Fine Gael, latest poll shows

Armenia’s premier steps down in bid to force early election

More in this Section

Man, 80, and 4-year-old child hit by car in Co Antrim

Women are happier but lonelier since becoming mothers, survey shows

Woman awarded €550,000 after 'tram surfing' injury 'afraid to leave her house' following online abuse

Peter Casey: Taoiseach's comments 'deeply offensive and hurtful'

Breaking Stories

Here's how to taste Honey properly

National Curry Week: 7 unusual ingredients to spice up your dish

5 ways to beat FOMOMG – the fear of missing out on your life goals

Everything you need to know about presenter Maya Jama’s eclectic and 90s-inspired style

More From The Irish Examiner