The latest Sunday Business Post REDC opinion poll suggests a rise in support for Fine Gael. But in this the first full survey of voters since the Budget, there was a significant drop in support for the other half of the coalition, the Labour Party.

Taken between Monday and Wednesday this week, the findings are bleak for Labour. Its support now stands at just 7%, down three points since September.

Much better news for Fine Gael, with the party up two points and hitting the 30% mark for the first time in three years in this series of polls.

While the larger party in Government got a boost from the budget, these findings suggest Fine Gael and Labour alone will not have anywhere near the numbers to form a coalition after the next election.

There was an increase of two points in Fianna Fáil's support bringing it to 20%.

Despite the Taoiseach and the Fianna Fáil leader ruing it out, this poll result will again fuel speculation about the prospect of a Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil coalition.

Sinn Fein on 16% support is unchanged in this poll.

The party's vote is well up on what in was in the last General Election but below the poll results that placed Sinn Fein above 20% support earlier this year.

Independent and smaller parties are down one point to 27%.

But these figures suggest there will be many more Independent TDs elected to the next Dáil.

Within the 27%, the Greens and Renua are on 2%, with the Social Democrats and the Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit grouping on 1%.

While some 12% of voters are undecided the poll found.