Fine Gael approval rating soars to highest level since 2011 election
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Fine Gael approval rating soars to highest level since 2011 election

FINE GAEL’S approval rating has soared to its highest level since the 2011 general election.

That’s according to the latest opinion poll conducted by Red C for the Business Post.

Of the thousand voters canvassed as part of the study, 37% said they would give Tánaiste Leo Varadkar's party their first preference vote.

By contrast, just 11% said they would pick Fianna Fáil.

That number nevertheless represents a slight 1% increase on the previous opinion pool.

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Elsewhere, Sinn Féin remained on 27%, unchanged for the fourth Red C poll in a row.

According to Michael Brennan, the Business Post's political editor, it is telling that Sinn Féin has managed to maintain its popularity since performing so well in February's general election.

"It is an extremely strong performance, it goes to show that they are keeping all of the voters that they attracted in the general election and then some,” he said.

Elsewhere in the Red C poll, Independents racked up 8% of the vote while the Green Party was at 6% while Labour was further back on 3%.