Latest opinion poll shows support Government has dropped two points

Enda: Support slipping
Enda: Support slipping

The latest opinion poll shows support for the current Government has dropped two points, meaning the coalition is some distance short of being returned with a majority.

This latest update incorporates the Sunday Business Post/Red C poll published today for which polling was concluded on February 11.

This poll showed a 2% decline in support for Fine Gael and a 3% rise for Sinn Féin.

The impact of this on the Poll of Polls is modest, but the succession of recent polls has left FG at just over 29% and well down from its peak of 31% last month.

The long-standing upward trend now looks much less steep and Labour is still static at around 8%. Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are running neck and neck in the race to be the second largest party.