Sinn Fein Surge to Record Polls
In the latest Business Post/Red C Poll, Sinn Féin has increased its support to 30 percent. That number is the highest level Sinn Féin has achieved since the poll began in 2003. It is also well ahead of the 25 percent share of the vote that Sinn Fein secured in last February’s historic general election. In contrast, Fine Gael’s support has dropped by four points to 33 percent since last month’s Red C poll. Sinn Féin’s surge in support means that it is clearly the second most popular party in the state - and rising. Sinn Féin are not just drawing new supporters from Fine Gael, but other parties as well. Fianna Fáil, the party of current Taoiseach Micheal Martin is languishing at 12 percent. The other party of government, the Green Party is down to 5 percent. Since the election support for Fianna Fáil and the Greens has been cut in half.