It's the highest poll rating Fianna Fáil has recorded since 2008
Fianna Fáil has opened up an 8 point gap over Fine Gael in a new opinion poll.
The Kantar Millward Brown poll for the Sunday Independent, showed that Fine Gael has plummeted four points to 25%, while Fianna Fáil has jumped six points to 33%. This is the highest rating Fianna Fail has recorded in the poll since 2008.
The opinion poll also found more than half of voters (53%) believe Mr Kenny should resign as Fine Gael leader, while one in four (25%) said he should remain in place.
The new poll is likely to lead to fresh calls for Enda Kenny to name his departure date and to make way for a new party leader.
Mr Kenny’s personal satisfaction rating has dropped two points to 27%, while Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin’s rating has increased a point to 44%. Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams is on 30% while Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin is on 26%.
Meanwhile, in relation to the other parties Sinn Fein are unchanged at 20%, the Labour Party are down two points to 6%, the Independent Alliance are still at 5%, the Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit are up one to 3% and Social Democrats are up one to 2%. Independent candidates are down two to 4%.
27% of people who took part in the poll said they were satisfied with the Government, while 64% of said they are dissatisfied with the current Government.
Finally, almost a third of those surveyed (32%) said they would never vote for Fine Gael and 36% said they would not vote for Sinn Fein.