SNP welcome Sunday polls
Sunday, 01 May 2011 09:33
Progressive Scottish Opinion/MoS and YOUGOV/SoS Surveys
"WILL MOTIVATE SUPPORTERS TO RE-ELECT SNP GOVERNMENT"
The Scottish National Party welcomed the two polls in the Sunday newspapers.
* The Progressive Scottish Opinion poll in the Mail on Sunday shows the SNP leading Labour by 45 per cent to 35 per cent in the Scottish Parliament constituency vote, and by 41 per cent to 36 per cent on the regional list. This poll projects the SNP having an 11-seat lead over Labour.
The equivalent poll published in the same newspaper on 13 March – at the start of the Holyrood campaign – gave Labour a lead of 6 points in the constituency vote, and of 7 points on the list.
* The YouGov poll in Scotland on Sunday shows the SNP leading Labour by 42 per cent to 34 per cent in the constituency vote, and by 35 per cent to 33 per cent on the regional list. This poll projects the SNP having a 7-seat lead over Labour.
The equivalent poll conducted from 15-18 March – around the start of the Holyrood campaign – gave Labour a lead of 3 points in the constituency vote, and of 7 points on the list.
SNP Depute Leader and Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
"These are excellent polls as we enter the final days of the campaign. They will motivate every potential supporter to vote SNP in both the constituency and list votes on Thursday to ensure Scotland re-elects the Scottish Government and Alex Salmond for First Minister - so that vital measures such as the Council Tax freeze, record apprentice numbers, and protection of the health budget are secured.
"Last month, at the start of the campaign, the same polls gave Labour a clear lead on the constituency and list votes – the SNP have since moved ahead because of our positive campaign. We are taking nothing for granted, and will work harder than ever before to win the trust of the people for our record, team and vision for Scotland.
"The stronger the SNP vote, the more progress can be achieved for Scotland.
"Labour’s campaign is unremittingly negative, which is why it is failing. Positive versus negative, optimism versus pessimism, are what is motivating and encouraging people in this election."
* The Progressive Scottish Opinion/Mail on Sunday poll (changes from the Progressive Scottish Opinion/Mail on Sunday poll conducted in March around the start of the election campaign in brackets):
SNP: 45% (+8)
Lab: 35% (-8)
Con: 10% (-1)
Lib: 6% (+1)
SNP: 41% (+4)
Lab: 36% (-8)
Con: 8% (-3)
Lib: 5% (+1)
Gre: 6% (+2)
* The YouGov/Scotland on Sunday poll (changes from the YouGov poll conducted from 15-18 March in brackets):
SNP: 42% (+4)
Lab: 34% (-7)
Con: 12% (+2)
Lib: 7% (+1)
SNP: 35% (+3)
Lab: 33% (-6)
Con: 12% (+1)
Lib: 6% (n/c)
Gre: 7% (+2)