Poll shows Michéal Martin holding 11 point lead over Leo Varadkar

In terms of wider party support, Fianna Fáil is just one point ahead of Fine Gael

Poll shows Michéal Martin holding 11 point lead over Leo Varadkar

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Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil are now more popular than Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael respectively.

The latest Sunday Times Behaviour & Attitudes poll shows the Fianna Fáil leader holds a strong 11 point lead over the Taoiseach when it comes to public satisfaction with party leaders.

54% of those questioned between the 29th June and 11th of July were satisfied with Micheál Martin - two points up on the last poll.

Leo Vardakar secured 43% (an improvement over Enda Kenny's 37%), as did Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams (up six points).

Labour's Brendan Howlin was just one point behind on 42% - a five point improvement on the last poll.

In terms of party support, Fianna Fáil (30%) is just one point ahead of Fine Gael (29%).

There have been few changes elsewhere - both Sinn Féin and Labour remain unchanged at 18% and 5% respectively.

The Independent Alliance and Green Party are both down one point compared to the last poll, while Solidarity / People Before Profit are up one - all results well within the 3.3% margin of error.