Belfast Telegraph

Monday 1 September 2014

Fianna Fail support steady despite political unrest

The latest RED C Sunday Business Post political opinion poll reveals that support for all the major parties remains generally unchanged.

The monthly tracking poll shows that Fianna Fail drop one point to 39 percent while Labour sees a similar drop to ten percent.

Sinn Fein and the Independents are the only groups to gain popularity rising to eight and seven percent respectively.

While Fine Gael holds steady at 27 percent, a sure sign that they are holding onto support they gained over the General Election campaign.

The poll of 1,000 voters from across the country is also good news for the Green Party who continue their popularity at seven percent.

The result proves that Green voters have not been turned off the party since it went into coalition with Fianna Fail.

Many political pundits predicted that the Green's support would suffer following their ascension to Government benches believing that they would be Fianna Fail scapegoats.

Although, it should be noted that the poll itself was conducted prior to the latest developments in the ongoing Aer Lingus saga, the overhaul of the provisional driving licenses and the pay rises for civil servants.

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