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29th Mar 2020

Fine Gael enjoys major surge in new public opinion poll

Dave Hanratty

Opinion poll Fine Gael coronavirus

The first public opinion poll since the general election sees a notable jump for Leo Varadkar’s party.

Fine Gael’s response to the ongoing Covid-19 emergency appears to be winning over the general public, with the party enjoying a huge boost according to the latest opinion poll.

The Sunday Business Post / Red C poll reveals a 13% surge for Leo Varadkar’s party, amounting to an overall status of 34%.

Sinn Féin takes second spot with 28% while Fianna Fáil, who have begun formative talks with Fine Gael over a potential coalition government, takes third place on 18%.

Fine Gael finished third in the general election seven weeks ago.

1,000 people were polled in total between Friday 20 and Wednesday 25 March, with Varadkar’s St. Patrick’s Day state of the nation address taking place three days prior to the beginning of the poll.

The full breakdown is as follows:

Fine Gael: 34% (+13)

Sinn Féin: 28% (+3)

Fianna Fáil: 18% (-4)

Green Party: 5% (-2)

Independents: 5% (-7)

Labour: 3% (-1)

Social Democrats: 3%

Solidarity / People Before Profit: 2% (-1)

Aontú: 2%

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are set to resume talks between the two parties in the coming week.