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4th February 2016

New Poll – Voters Continuing To Put Trust In SNP

SNP READY TO BUILD ON RECORD WHILE LABOUR BARELY FIT FOR OPPOSITION

Another new poll has shown the SNP with a strong lead – as voters across Scotland continue to put their trust in the party to build on our record in government, while rejecting a Labour party barely fit for opposition.

Today’s poll for TNS-BRMB shows the SNP 36 points ahead of Labour on the constituency vote, with a total of 57 per cent support. Labour’s 21 per cent on the constituency vote is just four points ahead of the Tories.

On the regional list, SNP support stands at 52 per cent – while Labour’s has fallen to only 19 per cent, only two points clear of the Tories and within the margin of error.

According to the Scotland Votes seat predictor, the SNP would win 73 seats – while Labour would take 26 seats, 11 seats fewer than they took during even their landslide defeat in 2011, when led by Iain Gray.

Commenting, SNP candidate for Stirling Constituency Bruce Crawford said:

“This is another very welcome poll showing that people are continuing to put their trust in the SNP’s positive and progressive vision for Scotland’s future – and are rejecting an increasingly incompetent Labour party which isn’t even regarded as a credible party of opposition, let alone a credible party of government, and which now appears to be locked in a fight with the Tories for second place.

Bruce Crawford

Bruce Crawford, for Stirling and Scotland

“Labour woes are continuing in the face of the party’s rank incompetence north and south of the border – and with their plans to shift the burden of Tory austerity onto workers by hiking taxes on the low paid, their situation is only going to get worse.

“In contrast, the SNP has a positive vision for Scotland and a strong record in government to stand on as we approach the election – with crime at a 41 year low, NHS budget and staffing at a record high, the target of 30,000 affordable homes exceeded, and pay rises for thousands of public sector workers about to be delivered.

“But of course, we do not take even a single vote for granted – and over the next three months we will be working harder than ever to maintain the trust of people in Scotland and secure the re-election of Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister and an SNP Government with a track record of delivering for Scotland.”