Poll gives big boost to Leo Varadkar's popularity

Poll gives big boost to Leo Varadkar's popularity

The Taoiseach's party, Fine Gael, is also experiencing an increase in support - its on 36% an extra 5 points since the last poll in October.

It means that Leo's party has an 11 point lead over Micheal Martin's side - the biggest gap since 2015. Independents, others and small parties have fallen slightly, by one point to 16%.

While satisfaction with the Government is at its highest in nearly a decade.

This rating was achieved only once in 15 years by Enda Kenny, just after the 2011 general election.

The prime minister's own approval ratings rose to 53 per cent, while 57 per cent of voters said they felt the country was "on the right track".

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Both Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and Labour leader Brendan Howlin see their approval ratings decline marginally - to 29% and 19% respectively.

The increase in support for Fine Gael came hot on the heels of a controversy that nearly brought down the government, when the opposition called for the resignation of Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald.

Leo Varadkar's popularity as leader has risen amid the Brexit controversy.

The poll sampled the views of 1,200 voters aged 18 and over at 120 sampling points in all constituencies.

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