Labour lead evaporates as people focus on Scotland's Election

All momentum with SNP - 15-point Labour lead wipred 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.”

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