The leadership in Fianna Fáil has said there is no concern despite the party falling further behind Fine Gael in a major opinion poll.
It is a funny one, all the parties are down bar the Independents. It is like a plague on all our houses,” said one party figure when speaking to the Irish Examiner.
Fianna Fáil dropped to its lowest support level in a year, according to the latest Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post.
Micheál Martin’s party has dropped three points to 22%, a full 11 points behind Fine Gael.
A three-point drop comes at a difficult time for the party leader as he negotiates the final Budget and the confidence and supply arrangement.
Fine Gael is now on 33%, some 11 points clear of its nearest rivals, despite dropping one point in this poll.
Sinn Féin is down two points in this survey to 14%, losing the support it had gained in the last poll.
Some party councillors have been openly calling for his resignation recently.
Independents are up four points to 13%, with the Independent Alliance on 4%.
The Social Democrats, Solidarity PBP, and the Green Party have 2% support each, with Renua on 1%.