Sinn Féin 15 points clear of any other party in latest opinion poll
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Sinn Féin 15 points clear of any other party in latest opinion poll

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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Solidarity People Before Profit are unchanged.

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)

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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%.