New opinion poll finds Sinn Féin still the most popular party as Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael see support boost
The Taoiseach also saw a significant rise in his personal satisfaction rating.
Sinn Féin is still the most popular party in the State though Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have seen a slight boost in support, according to a new opinion poll released on Wednesday, 13 April.
The latest Irish Times / Ipsos MRBI opinion poll – the first such poll since December – shows Fianna Fáil up three points to 23% and Fine Gael up two points to 22%.
On the other hand, Sinn Féin's points fell by two, though it remains first in terms of popularity with 33%.
Meanwhile, the Green Party's popularity dropped by two points to 3% as the positions of Labour and Independents/others remained steady at 4% and 15% respectively.
In terms of party leaders, Taoiseach Micheál Martin's satisfactory rating was the highest, rising a significant eight points to 51% since December.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar's rating also improved slightly, moving up three points to 48%.
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald saw a slight drop of two points to 42%, while Green Party leader Eamon Ryan's rating fell by six points to 19%.
This is as the Government's satisfaction rating is unchanged since December, remaining at 43%,
The opinion poll was conducted on 11 - 12 April among 1,200 adults at 120 sampling points across all constituencies.
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