Survation Poll Gives SNP Biggest Ever Lead for Westminster and Holyrood
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 19:59
A new opinion poll by Survation for the Daily Record has given the SNP record leads in both Westminster and Holyrood voting intentions, as trust in Westminster politicians has evaporated.
The poll put support for the SNP for the coming Westminster election at 45.8 per cent, compared to 23.9 per cent support for Labour – a 21.9 per cent lead over Labour, and the largest SNP lead in Westminster voting intentions that Survation has ever recorded.
The same poll also put support for the SNP for Holyrood at 50 per cent in the constituency vote and 40.6 per cent in the regional vote, while support for Labour stands at 23 per cent in the constituency vote and 20.3 per cent in the regional vote. This finding of a 27 per cent lead in the constituency vote and a 20.3 per cent lead in the regional vote are also the largest leads in Holyrood voting intentions that Survation has ever recorded.
According to the Weber Shandwick scotlandvotes.com model, these results would see Labour lose all of their remaining constituency seats in the Scottish Parliament. Overall, the Scottish Parliament would be comprise 70 SNP MSPs (including 2 list MSPs), 26 Labour (all list MSPs), 16 Tories (13 list), 10 Greens (all list), 6 Lib Dems (4 list), and 1 Other (list).
Meanwhile a clear majority of people in Scotland distrust all three Westminster party leaders, with 63 per cent saying they mostly or completely distrust Nick Clegg, 62 per cent saying they mostly or completely distrust David Cameron and 59 per cent saying they mostly or completely distrust Ed Miliband. In contrast 50 per cent of people in Scotland indicated they trust SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon.
Commenting, SNP Westminster Leader Angus Robertson MP said:
“This new opinion poll giving the SNP our biggest ever lead in a Survation poll for both Holyrood and Westminster elections is enormously encouraging. It reflects all recent surveys in underlining the strength of the SNP vote, and is a further demonstration that Labour and the other Westminster parties are facing a major backlash in Scotland.
“With a majority of people in Scotland saying that they distrust Ed Miliband, David Cameron and Nick Clegg, this poll is a disaster for all three Westminster parties.
“We take absolutely nothing for granted, and know there is a huge amount of hard work to be done in the weeks and months ahead - but there is no doubt that the SNP have momentum going into next year's Westminster election.
“These record leads for the SNP – for both the UK and Holyrood elections – reflect the fact that people are putting their trust in the SNP to stand up for Scotland, and ensure that the 'extensive new powers' we were promised by the Westminster parties in the referendum are delivered."