Poll of Polls update: FF, SF neck and neck

Feb 15 2016

Latest update to the Poll of Polls.

This latest update incorporates the Sunday Business Post/Red C poll published at the weekend for which polling was concluded on 11 February.

This poll showed a 2% decline in support for Fine Gael and a 3% rise for Sinn Féin.

The impact of this on the Poll of Polls is modest, but the succession of recent polls has left Fine Gael at just over 29% and well down from its peak of 31% last month.

The long-standing upward trend now looks much less steep and Labour is still static at around 8%. Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are running neck and neck in the race to be the second largest party.  

Below is the full breakdown:

Previous Poll of Poll Updates

Initial Poll of Polls

19 January: No appreciable change

30 January: FG, Labour continue to rise

4 February: Has the rise in Fine Gael's fortunes been halted?

8 February: Poll of Polls suggests FG and Labour to fall just short

10 February: Slight gains for Fianna Fáil & Sinn Féin in latest Poll of Polls

By Michael Marsh, Emeritus Professor, Trinity College Dublin