Latest opinion poll see support for Fine Gael surge on back of Brexit talks

Leo Varadkar’s popularity as leader has risen amid the Brexit controversy.

His approval rating has gone up 4 points to 53 per cent, according to an Ipsos Mrbi opinion poll in today’s Irish Times.

The Taoiseach’s party, Fine Gael, is also experiencing an increase in support – its on 36 per cent, an extra 5 points since the last poll in October.

Fianna Fáil is down 4 to 25 per cent, Sinn Féin is unchanged at 19 per cent, Labour hasn’t moved at 4 percent, while the Independents and others are down 1 to 16 per cent.