Saturday, 7 December 2013

Latest Westminster Poll of Polls Shows Backing for SNP

An analysis of the most recent Scottish samples from UK-wide polls conducted by six leading polling companies has shown that the SNP continues to lead when it comes to Westminster voting intentions.

The six polls have a combined Scottish sample of 576 people and were conducted between 7 November and 5 December. The combined surveys of Westminster voting intention put the SNP on 35%, up 15% on the 2010 result, while Labour were down 11% on 31%. The combined poll samples put backing for the Tories on 19% and the LibDems on 7%.

Commenting, SNP Business Convener Derek Mackay MSP said:

“This latest analysis of Westminster voting intentions shows that people in Scotland continue to trust the SNP to deliver for them.

“This lead shows that support across Scotland remains strong for key SNP policies such as the council tax freeze, delivering over 1,000 additional police officers who have driven crime down to a 39 year low and the small business bonus that has helped thousands of businesses.

“People in Scotland have given the SNP their backing because of what we have achieved with the limited powers of devolution.

“With the powers of an independent Scotland that only a Yes vote next year can bring, we will be able to do even more to make Scotland the fairer, more prosperous country we know it can be."

The results of the combined samples with changes from the 2010 Westminster election results in brackets were as follows:

SNP 35.00% (+15%)
Labour 31.00% (-11%)
Tory 19.00% (+2%)
LibDem 7.00% (-12%)
Other 9.00%

Two weeks’ worth of UK polls by six different polling companies.

The polls with fieldwork dates are:

TNS-BMRB - 7-11 November 2013
ICM/Guardian - 8-10 November 2013
Ipsos-MORI - 9-11 November 2013
ComRes/Independent - 22–24 November 2013
Populus - 4-5 December 2013
YouGov/Sun - 4-5 December 2013
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