Sinn Féin Ireland's most popular party - latest polls show
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Sinn Féin Ireland's most popular party - latest polls show

SINN FEIN is Ireland's most popular political party according to the latest opinion polls.

Mary Lou McDonald's party reportedly have 32% support in the country, sneaking in ahead of Fine Gael who have 30%.

The new Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes poll suggests that support for Fianna Fail is indeed dropping, and now stands at just 19%, but is significantly higher than the 10% support given in a recent Red C poll.

Elsewhere, The Greens have fallen to 5%, Labour are unchanged at 3%, while the Social Democrats and Solidarity/People Before Profit are both also unchanged at 1% support each.

Independents and others are on 9%.

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The poll was taken over a 12-day period up until last Tuesday, so doesn't necessarily reflect the public's full reaction to the new 'Living With Covid' plan announced by the Government last week, or the extra restrictions imposed in Dublin.

It does however demonstrate Sinn Féin's continued surge in popularity since the run up to the general election in February.

Fine Gael, who came out of the election as Ireland's third most popular party with an estimated 21% support, have experienced a significant resurgence in public faith, thanks in part to Leo Varadkar's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Taoiseach Micheal Martin and Fianna Fail however continue to lose ground, with recent reports suggesting that support for the party is at an all time low.