Sunday, 27 March 2016

New Poll: SNP Ahead Amongst Over 65s

SNP 'Only Party Standing Up For Pensioners'

The Scottish National Party has today welcomed a new poll, published by the Sunday Post, which shows that the SNP has a significant lead amongst people aged over sixty, with Labour pushed into third place by the Conservatives.

The poll, conducted by Survation, found that amongst people over sixty years old the SNP is on 43 per cent in the constituency vote for this May’s election, the Conservatives are in second place on 28 per cent and Labour are on 19 per cent.

The survey also found positive satisfaction ratings for the SNP government across the key policy areas of health, education and justice.

Commenting, SNP Campaign Director John Swinney said:

“This is an encouraging poll which shows a significant lead for the SNP amongst older people and a further fall in support for Labour amongst some of their traditional voters - highlighting just how far Labour have fallen from their founding principles.

“On key public services this poll shows that older people back the SNP’s record of delivery in government and recognise that the SNP is the only party standing up for Scotland's pensioners. Over the last nine years the SNP Government has protected key benefits such as the concessionary bus pass, free prescriptions and free personal and nursing care for older people.

“We are absolutely committed to making Scotland a fairer country for all – that’s why we’ll reject Labour's plans to increase taxes on half a million low income pensioners and Tory plans to fund tax cuts for the rich through cuts to disabled people.

“We take nothing for granted and will campaign positively to re-elect an SNP government that will stand up for everyone in Scotland, young or old, to take forward our progressive vision for a fairer country.”
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