SUPPORT FOR Sinn Féin has continued to grow since the General Election in Ireland with a new opinion poll showing the party to be 15 points ahead of their nearest rivals.
According to the newly-published Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes poll Mary Lou McDonald's party is now on 35% support.
Fianna Fáil is a distant second, with their support falling two percentage points since the election to sit at 20% in the new poll.
Fine Gael, meanwhile, is just behind on 18% having also witnessed a drop of two percentage points.
Elsewhere, the Greens, Labour and the Social Democrats all see their support fall slightly, down by one percentage point each compared to the election result.
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The poll results read as follows:
Sinn Féin 35% (+10)
Fianna Fáil 20% (+2)
Fine Gael 18% (-3)
Green Party 6% (-1)
Solifdarity / PBP 3% (no change)
Labour 3% (-1)
Social Democrats 2% (-1)
Aontú 1% (-1)
Independents 10% (-3)
There is clear support for Mary Lou McDonald as the most popular party leader in Ireland too, with the Sinn Féin chief garnering a 53% satisfaction rating in the poll.
To put that figure into some perspective, her nearest rival, Micheál Martin, scored 31%.