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Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil neck and neck in polls

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said an election should be called in May 2020.

FINE Gael and Fianna Fáil are neck and neck as both parties mull the timing of the next general election, the latest opinion poll has shown.

The Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes opinion poll suggests that both parties are sitting at 27 per cent, which is a two point increase for Fianna Fáil.

Sinn Féin is up three points at 20 per cent and here has been no change for both the Green Party and the Labour Party, who are on six per cent.

People-Before-Profit is down one point at 3 per cent.

The survey of voters was carried out over a 13-day period up until December 17.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said May 2020 is his preferred date for a general election.

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