SNP LEAD IN WESTMINSTER VOTING INTENTIONS POLL OF POLLS
Friday, 04 January 2013 20:18
Analysis of the most recent Scottish voting intentions from the latest samples by UK polling companies shows the SNP hold a lead with 36% of Westminster voting intentions and a 3% lead over Labour.
The analysis of the latest samples – amounting to a combined sample of
582 – from six major polling companies over the past 20 days shows the following average result with changes from the 2010 Westminster
SNP: 36% (+16%)
Labour: 33% (-9%)
Tory: 17% (n/c)
LibDem: 7% (-12%)
Commenting on the analysis, SNP Business Convener Derek Mackay MSP, said:
“The result we achieved in the 2011 Scottish Parliament election was outstanding, as people across Scotland put their trust in the team, record and vision of the SNP Government. And 2012 has been another year of progress for the SNP and for Scotland.
“This latest poll of polls show that the progress is continuing and the SNP continue to lead the way for Scotland into 2013.
“The latest polling on independence also shows that the referendum is there to be won - backing for an independent Scotland is strong, and ahead on certain scenarios - and we believe that this support will grow through 2013 as the debate moved from process to substance."