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Friday 23rd November 2012 | 13:35
The SNP is today welcoming a super poll which has a Scottish sample of 703 Scottish voters and shows the SNP hold a 6 point lead over Labour in Westminster parliament voting intentions in Scotland.
The polling figures from a poll commissioned by Tory peer Lord Ashcroft show the SNP on 39% to Labour on 33%. In the 2010 general election the Labour lead was 22%, meaning the swing in favour of the SNP of 14% since the last UK general election.
Welcoming the poll, Angus Robertson MP, Leader of the Westminster Group, said:
“This is a fantastic poll showing the SNP is miles of the other UK parties in terms of voting intentions for the UK parliament.
“This poll shows people in Scotland trust the SNP and have serious doubts about the anti-independence parties. Their constant negativity against the SNP is doing them no favours.
“The more people look at the kind of country they want Scotland to be the more they realise that the status quo is holding Scotland back.
“They want a better future and it is the SNP offering that option with our commitment to free prescriptions, the implementation of a living wage, retaining police officer numbers at the highest ever levels, free higher education, enhancing childcare provision to be the best in the UK, and delivering record low waiting times.
“These poll results pile more pressure on the anti-independence coalition to spell out what their vision is for Scotland’s constitutional future – the people of Scotland deserve to know what their alternative amounts to.”