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Sinn Fein Most Popular Irish Opposition Party, Sunday Times Says

February 26, 2012

Support for Ireland’s Sinn Fein party has risen to 25 percent, making it the nation’s most popular opposition party, the Sunday Times said, citing a poll.

The poll by Dublin-based market research company Behaviour & Attitudes, showed that backing for Sinn Fein rose four percentage points since mid-December, the Sunday Times reported today. Support for Ireland’s two ruling coalition parties, Fine Gael and Labour Party, rose 1 point to a combined 42 percent, it said.

Fianna Fail, the country’s other opposition in parliament, fell 4 points to 16 percent, the newspaper said.

The survey of 914 people, carried out Feb. 15-20, has a 3.3 percentage point margin of error, the Sunday Times said

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