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Sinn Fein remains most popular political party, says latest poll

Fine Gael found its support dropping to 20%, while Fianna Fail dropped by a point to 15%.

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Sinn Fein Vice President Michelle O’Neill, Sinn Fein’s President Mary Lou McDonald and Conor Murphy speaking to the media outside the Palace of Westminster in London earlier this week (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Sinn Fein Vice President Michelle O’Neill, Sinn Fein’s President Mary Lou McDonald and Conor Murphy speaking to the media outside the Palace of Westminster in London earlier this week (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Sinn Fein Vice President Michelle O’Neill, Sinn Fein’s President Mary Lou McDonald and Conor Murphy speaking to the media outside the Palace of Westminster in London earlier this week (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Sinn Fein remains the most popular political party in the Republic of Ireland, according to the latest polling.

A Business Post/Red C poll shows support for Mary Lou McDonald’s party is up two points to 36%.

The polling figures come after Sinn Fein emerged as the largest party following the Assembly elections in Northern Ireland earlier this month.

Fine Gael found its support dropping a point to 20%, while Fianna Fail also dropped by a point to 15%.

According to the poll, the Green Party is on 5% support.

Backing for Independent TDs sits at 11%.

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Labour, led by new leader Ivana Bacik, has support at 3%.

The poll puts support for the Social Democrats at 4%.

People Before Profit-Solidarity remains at 3%, while Aontu is at 2%.

The Red C poll was based on interviews with a random sample of 1,002 adults aged 18 and over between May 20 and May 25.


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