FG and FF neck-and-neck in latest poll

The government parties have both suffered drops in support in the last four months, despite the exit from the bailout.

Fianna Fáíl and Fine Gael are tied on 25% in the latest political opinion poll from Ipsos/MRBI.

Fine Gael and Labour are both down, with Independents and Fianna Fáil making gains in the poll for the Irish Times.

FG registered the biggest drop in support, falling by five points, while Labour support fell by 1%.

This Irish Times poll by IPSOS/MRBI was carried out on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, during the motion of no confidence debate in Alan Shatter.

Fine Gael's five-point fall to 25% is the party's lowest rating since June of last year, with less than two months to go to the European and local elections..

Fianna Fáil is tied with them in first place, up three points, with Independents and others also going up a similar amount to 21%.

Sinn Féin sees no change in its support at 21%, while Labour drops one point to 8%.

Satisfaction with the Government is down four to 22%.

Micheal Martin's, Gerry Adams', and Eamon Gilmore's personal satisfaction ratings are up, while that of the Taoiseach Enda Kenny is down three points to 30%.


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