FIANNA FAIL in both Donegal constituencies will left reeling today following an Irish Times-MRBI poll shows support for the party at an historic low.
Sinn Fein and Fine Gael however have had a boost from the same opinion poll, the first since the Budget, with the republican party doubling its support.
They are the lowest figures ever recorded in an Irish Times poll for Fianna Fáil, any Taoiseach or Government.
Support for Fianna Fáil is down 7% since September to just 17%.
Fine Gael is up 6% to 30%, while Labour loses top slot, falling by a whopping 8% to 25%.
The Green Party is unchanged at 2% but Sinn Féin has almost doubled its support by moving up 7% to 15%. Independents and others are up 2% to 11%.
Satisfaction with the Government is down 5% to just 8% and 90% of voters are dissatisfied with the Government’s performance.
Satisfaction with all the party leaders has also dropped.
Taoiseach Brian Cowen is down 5% to 14%, Fine Gael’s Enda Kenny is down 2% to 23% and Labour’s Eamon Gilmore is down 5% to 44%.
The Greens’ John Gormley is down 5% to 13% and Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams falls 1% to 28%.
The poll was carried out on Monday and Tuesday of this week among 1,000 voters nationwide.