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Fianna Fáil the most popular party in second election opinion poll suggests

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Fianna Fáil the most popular party in second election opinion poll suggests

Fianna Fáil would be the most popular party if a second election were held a new opinion poll suggests.

It holds a three-point lead over Fine Gael in the Sunday Times' poll, which also shows falling satisfaction in Enda Kenny.

This poll, with a margin of error of 3.1%, was taken by Behaviour & Attitudes over the 11 days up to last Wednesday.

It shows if a second election were held over that time, Fianna Fáil would overtake Fine Gael to become the most popular party, with 27% of support.

That is a two-point gain since February's election, while Fine Gael is down three points, to 24%.

Sinn Féin is up two points to 17%, while the Independent Alliance would be the other victors at 8%, compared to 4% at the election.

However, there would be losses for unaligned independents, down three points to 10%, and for Labour and the Social Democrats - down to 4% and 2% respectively.

The poll also shows that Micheál Martin is the most popular party leader with a satisfaction rating of 42% whereas Enda Kenny's is just 27%.