#GE2020: Fianna Fáil take 12 point lead over Fine Gael in latest opinion poll
Fianna Fáil has taken a twelve-point lead over Fine Gael in the latest opinion poll.
Conducted by The Sunday Times, this result marks a noticeable change from the last poll just under a month ago where both parties were on equal footing.
Now, however, Fianna Fáil is up considerably to 32% while Fine Gael has dropped to 20%, Sinn Féin follows closely behind with 19%.
The Behaviour and Attitudes poll is the source of much discussion today with the shock result demonstrating the current state of play.
Many have attributed this massive decrease in support to the planned RIC commemorations that Fine Gael had organised for January and which were later cancelled due to widespread backlash.
Note also the declining popularity of Labour and People Before Profit.
? #GE2020 POLL ?
Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes
(January 2-14, MoE 3.3%)
Fianna Fáil 32 (+5 in four weeks)
Fine Gael 20 (-7)
Sinn Féin 19 (-1)
Greens 7 (+1)
Labour 4 (-2)
Independent Alliance 3 (+1)
Solidarity-PBP 2 (-1)
Social Democrats 1
Renua 1 (+1)
Inds and others 10
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) January 19, 2020
This is the first opinion poll since campaigning began for General Election 2020 amidst a disastrous week for Fine Gael.
The homelessness crisis continues to spiral - this week alone a homeless woman died in emergency accommodation and a homeless man has been left with life-altering injuries after his tent was moved while he was sleeping in it.
Campaigning continues this week.