Micheál Martin is the most popular leader in the country, one month before he finishes his tenure as taoiseach.

The Fianna Fail leader’s satisfaction rating increased by three percentage points to 51 per cent in the latest Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes Poll which puts him ahead of Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald, who has consistently held the top spot this year. She remains on 49 per cent.

Read more of the latest Sunday Times / Behaviour & Attitudes Poll here.