Fine Gael tops new opinion poll, Independents and smaller parties make big gains

Saturday 02 March 2013 22.15
Fine Gael are the top party in the country, according to new poll
Fine Gael are the top party in the country, according to new poll

There has been a big jump in support for Independents and smaller parties, at the expense of Fianna Fáil, according to a new opinion poll.

The Millward Brown poll for tomorrow's Sunday Independent shows Fine Gael back in first place, by one point.

983 people right across the State were questioned - from 16 February up to 28 February.

Once the 28% undecideds are excluded, support for Fine Gael is down one point to 24%, while Labour drops two to 11%.

Fianna Fáil loses the top spot, dropping four points to 23%, while Sinn Féin is up one to 21%.

Independents and smaller parties, meanwhile, gain six points to 22%.

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