Polls suggest varying support for political partiesFriday 14 June 2013 13.54
Two new opinion polls suggest differing fortunes for the political parties.
A Red C poll was taken for Paddy Power on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday among 1,000 voters.
After excluding the 19% of voters who were undecided, the poll found Fine Gael at 30%, up four points since the last Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post at the end of May.
The poll showed Labour down one to 10%, Fianna Fáil down two to 24%, Sinn Féin unchanged at 16% and others down one to 20%.
A second poll in tomorrow's Irish Times shows quite different results.
The Ipsos/MRBI survey was taken on Monday and Tuesday. It found 33% of voters are undecided. Once they are excluded, Fine Gael support is at 24%, down one point since the most recent Ipsos/MRBI poll, in February.
Labour is also down one point, at 9%, Fianna Fáil is unchanged at 26%, Sinn Féin is up three points to 21% and independents and others are down one at 20%.