An analysis of the Scottish samples of UK polls over the last six days – amounting to an overall total of 822 people – has shown support for the SNP at 37%; a 17% increase since the 2010 Westminster election and a 12% swing from Labour.
Commenting on the analysis the SNP’s Campaign Director Angus Robertson said:
“The combined result of these polls show support is continuing to grow – with voters giving the anti-independence parties a thumbs down.
“While the UK leaders continue to offer nothing but negativity, the SNP is committed to giving the people of Scotland what they want – a positive vision of our country’s future.
“With just over two months before the next local council elections, the SNP is delivering for Scotland with funding for the popular Council Tax freeze, funding to retain 1,000 extra police officers on our streets and the successful Small Business Bonus Scheme.
“And with an additional £54 million of capital funding for local government to spend on local priorities we are focussing on economic growth and job creation.”
The cumulative result of the six poll samples resulted in the following (with changes from the 2010 election in brackets):
SNP: 37% (+17%)
Lab: 35% (-7%)
Tory: 19% (2%)
LibDem: 5% (-14%)
Other: 4% (2%)
A total sample of 822
The sample came from the following Westminster polls:
ICM on 17th – 19th February 2012
YouGov on 19th – 20th February 2012
YouGov on 20th – 21st February 2012
Populus on 20th – 22nd February 2012
YouGov on 21st – 22nd February 2012
YouGov on 22nd – 23rd February 2012