New GE16 poll sees a fall in support for coalition parties

There are one-point gains for Fianna Fáil and the Anti-Austerity Alliance

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A new poll has shown a slight fall in support for the coalition parties.

However, the changes in the new Red C poll for Paddy Power are within the margin of error.

This poll is the first to been totally carried out after the election campaign began officially. 1,002 adults were sampled over five days between Thursday and Monday.

It shows Fine Gael support at 30% - down one point compared to the last Red C poll, which sampled people at the beginning of last week.

Labour meanwhile are down two points to 8%.

Fianna Fáil is at 18% up one, while Sinn Féin are unchanged on 17%.

The Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit is up 1 to 4%, while there is no change for the Social Democrats on 3%.

The Green Party is on 2%, with Renua on 1%.

Support for independents and others remains on 16% - but within that there is a jump for candidates in the Independent Alliance, from 2% to 4%.