Third poll of the weekend puts Fianna Fáil close behind Fine Gael

The third opinion poll of the last weekend of the general election campaign shows a narrow race between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

The Sunday Independent poll has just a four-point gap between the two parties, while the two other polls have a wider gap.

Millward Browne for the Sunday Independent polled 1,065 people on Wednesday and Thursday and has released the findings tonight.

It puts Fine Gael on 27%, Fianna Fáil on 23%, Sinn Féin on 19%, Independents 13%, Labour on 6%, the People Before Profit/Anti-Austerity Alliance on 5%, Social Democrats on 4%, the Greens and Renua on 2% each and Socialist Party on 1%.

Earlier this evening a RED C poll for the Sunday Business Post was released with 1,010 people surveyed between Monday and Thursday.

This has Fine Gael on 30%, Fianna Fáil on 18%, Sinn Féin on 16%, Independents on 14%, Labour on 8%, Social Democrats and Greens on 4% each, the PBPAAA on 3%, Renua on 2% and others on 1%.

Earlier today a leak of Behaviour and Attitudes who polled 1,026 on Monday and Tuesday for the Sunday Times also had Fine Gael on 30%, but coalition partners Labour had fallen to 4%, Fianna Fáil were on 22%, Sinn Féin 15%, Independents on 10%, Independent Alliance on 5%, the PBP/AAA also on 5%, Greens, Renua and Social Democrats all on 3% and Workers Party on 1%.

But with polling day so close, all the polls suggest a higher number than normal of undecided or unsure voters and all parties feel it is still all to play for.


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