The Coalition government seems to be slowly clawing its way back up the popular support ladder, if the results of the latest poll are anything to go by.
The same poll shows a slight increase for Fianna Fail and also declining support for Sinn Fein. The Labour party meanwhile remains static, and Independents drop further.
The results, as compared with last December’s poll, are as follows;
Fine Gael, 28 per cent (up four points); Labour, 7 per cent (no change); Fianna Fáil, 20 per cent (up three points); Sinn Féin, 21 per cent (down three points); and Independents/Others, 24 per cent (down four points).
1,200 potential voters aged 18 and over were interviewed in ths poll.
Satisfaction with the Government is up five points to 30 per cent. This is the highest rating for the Coalition since October 2011.