Sinn Féin surges to 15 point lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll 4 months ago

Sinn Féin surges to 15 point lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll

The poll also has Mary Lou McDonald as the most popular leader in the country.

In the first opinion poll since the general election last month, Sinn Féin support has risen again putting them 15 points clear of the other parties.

The Behaviour and Attitudes (B&A) poll for The Sunday Times shows that support for Sinn Féin is at 35%, significantly ahead of Fianna Fáil back on 20%.

In last month's election, Sinn Féin secured 25% of the vote and had their largest ever return of seats, but were not the largest party at the end of the voting.

Fianna Fáil are two points down on their election performance while Fine Gael dropped three points and sit on 18%.

Here's a breakdown of the poll...

  • Sinn Féin 35% (+10)
  • Fianna Fáil 20% (-2)
  • Fine Gael 18% (-3)
  • Greens 6% (-1)
  • Labour 3% (-1)
  • Soc Dems 2% (-1)
  • Sol-PBP 3% (-)
  • Aontú 1% (-1)
  • Ind/Other 10% (-3)

The poll also showed Mary Lou McDonald is the most popular leader in the country with a satisfaction rating of 53%.

Micheál Martin was next with 31% while caretaker Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is at 27%.

Sinn Féin has been holding a series of rallies around the country this week and JOE's Dion Fanning was in attendance, be sure to read his report on them here.