LABOUR LEAD EVAPORATES AS PEOPLE FOCUS ON SCOTLAND’S ELECTION
ALL MOMENTUM WITH SNP – 15-POINT LABOUR LEAD WIPED OUT IN A MONTH
The Scottish National Party have welcomed the first poll of the Scottish Parliament election campaign, which shows that in the space of a month the SNP have wiped out a 15-point Labour lead – with both parties now at level pegging.
SNP Depute Leader and Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
“This is a sensational poll, showing that Labour’s lead evaporates as people focus on Scotland’s election.
“All the momentum is with the SNP – in the space of a month, we have wiped out a 15-point Labour lead. There are over five weeks still to go – and already our ratings are 4 points up compared to our election-winning performance in 2007.
“It is now level pegging in the polls. Labour have spent the last month looking over their shoulders and copying all of the SNP’s policies – but people can tell the real thing from the counterfeit.
“We are confident that we can win people’s trust, and that voters will endorse the positive record of the SNP in Government and our vision of a better Scotland – with 1,000 more police on our streets, a continued council tax freeze, a record 25,000 apprenticeship places for young Scots, and protection for health spending.”
TNS-BMRB poll for STV, sampled from 21-27 March among 1,028 adults. The figures in brackets refer to the last poll by TNS-BMRB, sampled from 23 February-2 March 2011.
SNP: 37% (29)
Lab: 38% (44)
Con: 15% (12)
Lib Dem: 7% (11)
Regional list vote
SNP: 35% (29)
Lab: 35% (39)
Con: 14% (11)
Lib Dem: 8% (10)
Other: 3% (11)