Poll latest: Sinn Fein move into second place ahead of Fine Gael

Poll latest: Sinn Fein move into second place ahead of Fine Gael
Sinn Fein Party leader Mary Lou McDonald, on a canvas with Cork South Central election candidate Donnchadh O'Laoghaire

Sinn Féin has overtaken Fine Gael to become the second most popular party, according to the latest election opinion poll.

Fianna Fáil hold onto their lead on 23%, followed by Sinn Féin 21% with Fine Gael trailing on 19%.

A survey of a thousand voters was carried out by The Times Ireland and Panelbase between January 24 and 30.

The Social Democrats, Labour and Solidarity-People before Profit are each on 5% ahead of polling day next Saturday.

The poll found:

Fianna Fáil - 23%;

Sinn Féin - 21%;

Fine Gael - 19%;

Green Party - 10%;

Labour Party - 5%;

Social Democrats - 5%;

Solidarity/People Before Profit - 5%;

Others - 11%;


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