Conflicting political polls show rise and fall in FG support
Two opinion polls published in today's newspapers show very different changes in support for the Government, with one reporting a large drop in support for Fine Gael and the other reporting an increase.
An opinion poll published in today's Sunday Times reveals a nine point drop for Fine Gael, to 21.
That is just one point ahead of Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein, on 20%, while the survey puts the Labour Party at 9%.
In contrast, a Millward Brown survey in the Sunday Independent shows a rise in support for Fine Gael to 29%, up two, with Labour falling two to 6.
That poll puts Fianna Fail at 22%, Sinn Fein on 20% and Independents at 23%.