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%.