New poll shows continued Fianna Fáil slideFriday 07 January 2011 22.08
The first political opinion poll of the New Year shows Fine Gael extending its lead over the Labour Party with a continued slide in the fortunes of Fianna Fáil.
In the Red C poll carried out for Paddy Power bookmakers, Fine Gael stands at 35% compared with 34% in a similar poll by the same company for the Sunday Business Post last month.
Labour stands at 21% against 23% in the earlier poll. Fianna Fáil has fallen from 17% to 14%. Sinn Féin is also at 14% - unchanged from December's figure.
Independents and others stand at 12% up two, while the Green Party is also up two to 4%.