It's bad news for the government in the first political poll of the autumn.
The Red C poll in today's Sunday Business Post shows that support for Fianna Fail dropped four points since June and is now at 36 per cent, while Fine Gael gained three points to 28 per cent.
It also showed that half of voters do not trust the government to manage the public finances out of the current downturn.
COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? email@example.com