Sinn Fein’s lead over the DUP grows to eight points 

Michelle O’Neill’s Sinn Fein are on course to become the largest party in Northern Ireland after May’s Assembly election, with the party on on 25%. On 17%, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is down by one point, Sinn Fein’s support has grown by the same measure. 

According to a LucidTalk opinion poll conducted for the Belfast Telegraph, the Ulster Unionists and Alliance are both on 14%. 

Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) support has risen to 12%, whereas the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) is down one point to 11%. 

If these figures are proved correct, Michelle O’Neill is on course to secure Stormont’s top job as First Minister of Northern Ireland.