Coming up behind her is Fine Gael's Michelle Mulherin on 9% with Fianna Fáil's Lisa Chambers at 8%.
But the Group Political Editor of Independent News
and Media, Kevin Doyle, says the poll shows, when second preferences are considered, Michelle Mulherin
is likely to take the fourth seat.
Mr Doyle said: "We also asked about second preferences and about where the vote would go after that and that's where Michelle Mulherin
makes the big gains, because over 50% of people are going to give their second prefernece to Fine Gael
"With Michael Ring and Enda Kenny likely to get a quota on the first round of votes there's a huge transfer on to Michelle Mulherin
and that should keep her ahead of particularly Rose Conway-Walsh who really is not transfer friendly at all."