Fine Gael are most likely to form a single-party government after next week’s election, according to the latest opinion poll.
The party enjoyed a significant surge in support in the past fortnight, an Irish Independent/Millward Browne Landsdowne poll shows.
Fianna Fail, Labor and Sinn Fein have all suffered a decrease in support.
Support from Enda Kenny, the Fine Gael leader, climbed by 8% in comparison to early polls conducted two weeks ago.
In the same period support for Fianna Fail fell back to 12 percent, which is a four percent drop. Labor fell down one to 23 percent, Sinn Fein is at 10 percent, down three, and independents are up one to 16 percent.
If these figures are replicated on polling day, Fine Gael would be poised to form the next government with the help of a Labor coalition.
Despite support for Fianna Fail suffering a decline, theparty’s new leader Micheal Martin is the most popular leader in the country with 42 percent.
Labor leader Eamon Gilmore has a satisfaction rating of 41 percent, down five. While Kenny improved his rating by three, it now stands at 30 percent.