Opinion polls show mixed results for Fine GaelSaturday 19 April 2014 22.12
Two new polls this weekend show very mixed results for the main Government party.
The Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes poll shows a very sharp drop in support for Fine Gael, although the party fares much better in the Sunday Independent/Millward Brown poll.
Labour is still polling in single figures in both surveys.
The Sunday Times/ Behaviour & Attitudes poll shows Fine Gael at 21%, down nine percentage points compared to the previous poll in February.
Labour are unchanged at 9%, Fianna Fáil are up one point to 20%, with Sinn Féin also on 20%, representing a two point increase.
Support for Independents and Others stands at 30%, a six point increase.
Compared to its last poll, also conducted in February, The Sunday Independent/Millward Brown findings show support for Fine Gael has increased two points to 29%.
Labour stands at 6%, a fall of two points.
Fianna Fáil is up one point to 22%.
Support for Sinn Féin is down two points to 20% while Independents and Others are up one point to 23%.
Both polls reflect the results after the ‘Don't Knows’ are excluded. In the Sunday Times poll they stand at 24% and at 34% in the Sunday Independent poll.