Latest opinion poll sees Sinn Féin remain largest party in Republic of Ireland
Mary Lou McDonald's party have consolidated their position since the last opinion poll.
Sinn Féin and Fine Gael remain by far the two largest parties in the Republic of Ireland while Fianna Fáil continue to struggle, according to a recent opinion poll.
The new Sunday Times Behaviour and Attitudes Poll, which surveyed over 900 voters between 3-15 September, shows a slight rise in support for both Sinn Féin (up 2 points to 32%) and Fine Gael (up 1 point to 30%), while Fianna Fáil's poor recent record continued with a one point drop to 19%.
Government coalition partner the Green Party also drop 1 point to 5%, while Labour remain unchanged at 3%. The Social Democrats and Solidarity/People Before Profit/RISE also see no change, polling at 1% each, while support for Independents has also remained stable at 9%.
The poll does have a margin of error of 3.3%, which all changes have occurred within.
National Opinion Poll (Sunday Times B&A)
- Sinn Féin 32% (+2)
- Fine Gael 30% (+1)
- Fianna Fáil 19% (-1)
- Greens 5% (-1)
- Labour 3% (-)
- Soc Dem 1% (-)
- Sol/PBP/Rise 1% (-)
- Independents/Others 9% (-)