Fine Gael on the rise, according to latest poll 6 months ago

Fine Gael on the rise, according to latest poll

By the looks of it, Fine Gael is on the up.

Fine Gael has recovered from the National Children’s Hospital fiasco, according to the results in the latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll.

As the Dáil takes a one-week Easter break, the poll shows that Fine Gael's support level is up by two points to 33 per cent.

Its support level had peaked at 34 per cent in November of 2018, but it then dropped following the emergence of the news that the National Children's Hospital was going to cost far more than expected.

Sinn Féin gained the most from the initial drop to Fine Gael's popularity, as they were very vocal with their complaints about their handling of the NCH. In the latest poll, they are up one point to 14 per cent.

Fianna Fáil, who have been critical of Fine Gael’s oversight of the NCH project and its deferral of a review of the property tax, has now seen its support drop by two points to 23 per cent.

This leaves Micheál Martin's party ten points behind FG.

Independents also had a strong showing, with their support up by one point to 16 per cent.