Poll shows rise in support for Fianna Fáil

Sunday 18 November 2012 14.49
22% of those asked said they supported Fianna Fáil
22% of those asked said they supported Fianna Fáil

A new opinion poll has confirmed an increase in support for Fianna Fáil at the expense of Sinn Féin.

The Behaviour and Attitudes poll for tomorrow's Sunday Times also shows a big increase in satisfaction with Micheál Martin.

951 voters were surveyed for the poll over the first 13 days of this month.

Compared to a similar survey in The Sunday Times two months ago, support for Fine Gael is down one to 30%, Labour down two to 12%, while Fianna Fáil gains six to 22%.

Sinn Féin is down four to 14%, while Independents and others are up one to 22%.

There was also good news for Fianna Fáil in the satisfaction ratings for party leaders.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is up three points to 41%, while Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore drops five to 29%.

However, satisfaction with Mr Martin is up eight to 42%, while Gerry Adams gains one to 40%.

Satisfaction with the Government, meanwhile, is up two points to 26%.

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