New poll reveals health and housing two biggest issues for voters

Update 11.10am: A new poll for The Sunday Times found hospitals and the health service were the biggest issue for voters this month.

As the flu epidemic intensified in the first half of January, nearly seven out of 10 voters OR 68% said that issues in the health service would influence their vote if there were a general election in the morning.

The next biggest issue was homelessness and the lack of local authority housing, which was a concern for 50% of those polled.

The results of the B and A Poll show Fine Gael has dropped two points but remains six clear of Fianna Fail - There's no change for Fianna Fail on 26%.

Sinn Fein and Labour are both up a point to 18% and 6% respectively - while other parties remain largely unchanged.

Leo Varadkar retains the highest leaders' rating at 52%.

Earlier: Government suffer dip in support in first political opinion poll of 2018 

Fine Gael has taken a slight dip in support in the latest opinion poll published this morning.

The first Sunday Times / Behaviour & Attitudes poll for 2018 shows support for the party is down two points to 32%.

There was no change for Fianna Fail on 26%

Sinn Fein and Labour are both up a point to 18% and 6% respectively - while other parties remain largely unchanged.

The poll was conducted among 1,000 voters nationwide between 4-16 January.

- Digital Desk

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