Belfast Telegraph

Fianna Fail dealt opinion poll blow

Fianna Fail has suffered a bruising after an opinion poll put support at just 13%.

It is now in fourth place behind Sinn Fein at 16%, according to the Red C survey for the Irish Sun.

Support for Fine Gael has fallen by 1% to 32% on a similar Red C poll carried out on November 21.

Labour's popularity has dropped from 27% on the previous poll to 24%.

Support for the Greens remains unchanged at 3%.

The survey of 1,000 adults was carried out on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week, days after Sinn Fein's by-election win in Donegal South West and in the wake of the 85 billion euro bailout.

Red C also asked who they would like to see as the next taoiseach, with 8% backing Brian Cowen.

Eamon Gilmore stands at 41% and Enda Kenny at 25%.

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