The first poll taken since the first election debate, but completed before the second election debate, sees support for Fine Gael under pressure, down 2% since the last equivalent poll, meaning the party is losing support rather than making the expected gains.

Both Fianna Fail and Labour increase support by 1%, but it is Independent candidates and smaller parties that have regained much of the ground they at the end of last year.

Independent candidates secure 18% of the first preference vote in total, with the Independent alliance securing 5%; with the Greens securing 4%, Social Democrats 3%, AA-PBP 3% and Renua 2%

Sinn Fein support drops back to where it had been in the early part of the campaign at 17%, after seeing good gains last week.

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The Sun – February 2016 – Political Poll