Sinn Féin the big winners in new poll

A new opinion poll has shown a five-point swing against the Coalition in around four days of campaigning.

The Red C poll for tomorrow's Sunday Business Post shows Sinn Féin support up three points in a week, while Fine Gael is down 2%.

The poll of 1,008 adults was carried out between Monday and Thursday of this week, the first full week of campaigning.

It shows Fine Gael support at 28%, down by two points compared to a similar poll published midweek and down 3% since another one last weekend.

Labour meanwhile are unchanged at 8%, meaning the Coalition is some distance short of being returned with a majority.

Sinn Féin are the big winners, up three points to 20%, although that change is within the margin of error. Fianna Fáil are unchanged on 18%.

Independent candidates are on 16%, with the Social Democrats on 4%, the AAA/People Before Profit on 3%, the Greens on 2% and Renua on 1%.

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