Fine Gael most popular in Farmers Journal poll

Wednesday 17 February 2016 23.52
The poll of 1000 farmers was carried out in the week until Tuesday
The poll of 1000 farmers was carried out in the week until Tuesday

A new opinion poll of farmers suggests that a majority will vote for Fine Gael candidates in next week's General Election.

The RED C poll for the Farmers Journal was carried out over seven days up to Tuesday of this week.

Some 16% of farmers still have not made their minds up about who they will vote for.

Excluding the ‘don't knows’ this poll suggest that 53% of the farmers are likely to support Fine Gael.

The next most popular party was Fianna Fáil on 23%.

Independents got the backing of 13% with Sinn Féin ranked in fourth place on 5%.

Labour gets 3% support while the Greens, Renua and others are each on 1%.

The breakdown of those surveyed was 76% men and 24% women.

The margin of error in this poll of 1000 farmers is  + or - 3%.