Irish voters are likely to endorse the EU Fiscal Treaty in the forthcoming referendum according to a new opinion poll.

The poll, for the Sunday Business Post newspaper, featured almost 1000 voters and was conducted early last week.

The results suggest that support for the EU Fiscal Treaty remains solid with just under half of voters in favour.

One third are opposed to the Treaty which is expected to be put to the Irish public in May.

The poll shows that 49 per cent of respondents will vote yes, up five points since the last poll three weeks ago.

In the poll, 33 per cent said they will vote no, an increase of four points, while 18 per cent remain undecided.

When the undecided votes are excluded, the yes side leads by 60 per cent to 40 per cent - the same as three weeks ago.

The SBP poll also shows an increase in support for Fine Gael by four points, up to 34 per cent.

The Labor Party is at 15% is down one. Fianna Fáil are also down one to 16 per cent while Sinn Féin are unchanged at 18 per cent and remain the second-largest party in the country.

Independents and others have dropped two points to 17 per cent.

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