Poll Shows Gains For Main Parties At Expense Of Sinn Féin

Elaine Stenson
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A dramatic new opinion poll shows the Government parties continuing to make political gains – mainly at the expense of Sinn Féin.

The Sunday Times Behaviour and Attitudes poll of almost 1,000 voters was taken between October 26th and last Tuesday. It shows Fine Gael are up three points to 34% – with Fianna Fail still behind, but up four points to 31%.

  • Sinn Féin is down five points to 14%
  • Independents are down four points to 8%
  • Independent Alliance is unchanged at 3%
  • Labour is down one point to 3%
  • Solidarity/People before Profit are up two points at 3%
  • No change for the Social Democrats on 1%
  • No change for the Green party on 2%

Stephen O’Brien, Political Editor with the Sunday Times, says: “Unusually when we see Fine Gael’s rise, in this case, we are also seeing a rise for Fianna Fail who are up four points to 31%, while the losers are Sinn Féin who are down five points to 14%, and the Unaligned Independents are down four points to eight. That’s a move across the board from the anti-establishment to the established parties – Fine Gael and Fianna Fail.”