According to the latest opinion polls Micheál Martin remains the most popular leader in the country, despite a big drop in support for Fianna Fáil.
The Ipsos/MRBI poll in today’s Irish Times shows Fianna Fáil dropped seven points to 26% support.
The result puts the party neck-and-neck with Fine Gael who have risen by two points.
Sinn Féin are on 19%, Labour are unchanged on 5% and Independents and others have risen slightly to 24%.
Fine Gael: 26% (up two points);
Fianna Fáil: 26% (down seven points);
Labour: 5% (no change); t
Sinn Féin: 19% (up three);
Independents/ Others: 24% (up two).
Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s rating is at 29%, down four points, while Micheál Martin’s is at 39% – though that is also a drop of four points.
Gerry Adams and Brendan Howlin also saw their ratings fall, to 28% and 21% respectively.