Support for Sinn Féin on the rise in latest opinion poll 3 months ago

Support for Sinn Féin on the rise in latest opinion poll

The poll says Sinn Féin is the most popular party and Mary Lou McDonald is the most popular party leader.

A new opinion poll has said that support for Sinn Féin has risen by one point to 37%, putting the party 14 points ahead of Fine Gael and 15 ahead of Fianna Fáil.

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According to The Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes (B&A) poll for June, Fine Gael saw a rise by three points to 23% though Fianna Fáil fell by two to 22%.

Meanwhile, support for Labour remained unchanged at 5% and the Green Party saw a rise of two points to reach 4%.

In terms of the leader popularity tables, satisfaction with Mary Lou McDonald leadership of Sinn Féin remained unchanged at 52%.

However, she still overtook Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin in terms of popularity, as the latter fell by three points to 50%.

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This is as Greens leader Eamon Ryan received a three-point bump in support to 31% while Labour's Ivana Bacik saw a three-point drop to 45%.

Support for Tánaiste and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar was unchanged at 44%.

The Sunday Times said that, with a support level of 37%, Sinn Féin had matched its best result in the poll in the lifetime of the current Government.