Latest opinion poll sees Fine Gael maintain surge and Fianna Fáil take a big hit 5 months ago

Latest opinion poll sees Fine Gael maintain surge and Fianna Fáil take a big hit

Support for Fine Gael has surged throughout the Covid-19 crisis, according to the latest polling from the Business Post/Red C.

Released on Saturday night, the polling shows that Fine Gael are the leading choice of party for 35% of voters at present. They had surged by the 13 percentage points in the same poll conducted five weekends ago, and have since added one percentage point to their tally.

It is a major change in fortunes for a party that had hovered around the 23% mark throughout the election campaign earlier this year.

Sinn Féin, on the other hand, have lost another percentage point, and now sit at 27% — which also marks a significant drop compared to their #GE2020 performance.

Fianna Fáil have taken the biggest hit of any party, dropping a further 4% and sitting now at 14%, as the third most popular party in the country by some distance in either direction.

While Labour (3%), Soc Dems (3%) and Solidarity-PBP (2%) saw no change, the Green Party has rebounded and jumped from 5% to 7% in the past month. Support for Independents has also increased by 3%, leaving them on 8%.

Support for Aontú, whose only TD is Peadar Tóibín, has dropped to 1%.

As things stand, Ireland is still managing Covid-19 with a caretaker government, but coalition talks between FG/FF and the Green Party are ongoing.