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Sinn Féin overtakes Fine Gael as Ireland's most popular party, poll finds

Sinn Féin has overtaken Fine Gael to become the most popular political party in the country. It ...
Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

08.21 20 Dec 2020


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Sinn Féin overtakes Fine Gael...

Sinn Féin overtakes Fine Gael as Ireland's most popular party, poll finds

Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

08.21 20 Dec 2020


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Sinn Féin has overtaken Fine Gael to become the most popular political party in the country.

It has gained two percentage points to hit 32%, according to a new opinion poll.

Fine Gael have lost four points, falling to 27% support, according to the Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes survey.

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Fianna Fáil sits in third place, up three to 22%.

The Labour Party is up one point to 5%, while the Greens are down two to 3%.

There was no change in popularity for Solidarity-PBP which has 2% support.

Both the Social Democrats and Aontú are down one to 1% and 0% respectively.

Independents and others have seen a rise of two points to 7%.

The findings compare with the last Behaviour and Attitudes survey carried out between October 1st and 13th.

Today's poll was conducted face-to-face with 916 eligible Irish voters from December 3rd to 15th.

It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3%.

Main image: Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images

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