Monday, 22 October 2012

Poll Boost for SNP as Conference Ends


As the SNP’s successful Perth conference draws to a close, the Panelbase poll has revealed that support for the SNP is higher than its support in the 2011 election landslide.

The survey puts support for the SNP at 45% in both the constituency and regional votes - which is the same in the constituency vote as in last year's election landslide, and is a point up in the regional vote.

This follows the figures published in yesterday’s Sunday Times which show that the gap between support for and against independence has been reduced to just eight points.

Commenting, SNP Business Convener Derek Mackay MSP said:

“The momentum remains well and truly with the SNP as we continue to show competence in Government, fulfilling our social contract with the people of Scotland in the face of Westminster cuts. The SNP's overall support in this poll is actually up on our 2011 election victory.

“The core message from our conference is that there is now a real threat to the achievements of home rule through the austerity agenda of all of the anti-independence parties, and only a vote for an independent Scotland can protect Scotland’s progress.

“The challenge now is to maintain this momentum and win the argument for independence, because when we win the argument, we will win the referendum.”


Constituency Regional List
SNP 45.00% 45.00%
Labour 33.00% 30.00%
Tories 12.00% 12.00%
LibDem 6.00% 4.00%
Greens 3.00% 6.00%
Other 2.00% 3.00%
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