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DUP's support takes a dive in wake of Irish sea border row

Share of potential vote at its lowest in two decades as TUV enjoys surge in popularity

Support for the DUP has declined dramatically with less than one in five voters now saying they back the party as hardline unionists flock to Jim Allister's TUV.

Concerns over the new Irish Sea border have seen DUP support fall to 19% - the lowest in two decades. On 18%, Alliance is breathing down its neck to challenge for the position of Northern Ireland's second largest party.

A LucidTalk poll for the Belfast Telegraph indicates that Michelle O'Neill could be on course to become the next First Minister, with Sinn Fein significantly out in front on 24%, and the DUP potentially losing vital Assembly seats.


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