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New Poll shows drop in Fine Gael support, as Independents, Labour gain

17 October 2015 Latest News National News News

A new opinion poll for tomorrow’s Sunday Times, suggests a drop in support for Fine Gael, while also showing a small increase in the popularity of Labour, Independents and some smaller parties.

The Behaviour and Attitudes Poll conducted by the Sunday Times surveyed voters for several days prior to this weeks budget.

It shows support for Fine Gael is at 24%, down three points, while Labour on 8% are up two points. Fianna Fáil are down one point to 19% and Sinn Féin are unchanged, also on 19%.

Independents and others are up one point to 29%. Noteworthy, is that this poll gives a detailed breakdown of that group. The poll found that the combined vote of the recently formed Anti-Austerity Alliance and People Before Profit Group is 7%. The Independent Alliance, spearheaded by Shane Ross, is on 5%. Other non-aligned Independents have 12% support in this poll.

The poll also found that other smaller parties are making little impact with voters: Renua are on 2%, with the Greens, the Social Democrats and the Workers’ Party all on 1%.

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