Latest opinion poll shows support Government has dropped two points
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.