Sinn Féin gain massive support in latest poll, reaching the highest level in two years 8 months ago

Sinn Féin gain massive support in latest poll, reaching the highest level in two years

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil saw the biggest increases in the poll.

A new poll has been conducted that shows that Sinn Féin have reached their highest level of support in two years.

The latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll shows that the party is up by five points to 18 per cent.

This comes less than a week after the party tabled a motion of no confidence in Minister for Health Simon Harris.

The motion in question was voted down by 58 votes to 53 with 40 abstentions.

Fine Gael has seen its support drop by one point to 31 per cent, in a month which saw the National Children's Hospital fiasco come to the public's attention.

Sinn Féin called for the Minister for Health to resign after a memo showed that Harris was aware that the cost of the construction of the hospital was €191m over budget in August of 2018.

Fianna Fáil also saw an increase of two points in the poll, which brought them up to 24 per cent, while independents are up by one point to 15 per cent.

A full breakdown of the new poll can be found in Sunday 24 February's edition of the Business Post.