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Irish Support for Ruling Coalition Rises, Business Post Says

June 24, 2012

Support for Ireland’s two ruling parties rose to a combined 47 percent as a result of a 2 percentage point increase for Fine Gael, the larger of the coalition partners, according to a poll published in today’s Sunday Business Post.

The Red C poll showed that backing for Fine Gael rose to 32 points, while support for the Labour Party, the smaller partner, had remained steady since a similar poll last month, the newspaper said.

Fianna Fail, the country’s largest opposition party in parliament, was unchanged at 18 percent, while Sinn Fein fell three points to 16 percent, it said.

The poll of 1,003 people was carried out between June 18 and June 20. It didn’t give a margin or error.

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