SNP, Tories and Labour enjoy small gains in lat­est polling

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Sup­port for the SNP re­mains well ahead but both Labour and the Con­ser­va­tives have en­joyed a small boost in Scot­land, a new poll sug­gests.

The YouGov sur­vey for the Times puts the SNP on 42% (+1 from last month), the Tories on 29% (+1) and Labour on 19% (+1).

The Lib Dems are down one point to 6%, as are the Greens and Ukip to 2% and 1% re­spec­tively.

Ac­cord­ing to the Scot­land Votes web­site, the vote shares could see the na­tion­al­ists claim 47 seats on June 8, fol­lowed by the Tories on eight, the Lib Dems on three and Labour on one.

First Min­is­ter and SNP leader Ni­cola Stur­geon had the high­est pos­i­tive rat­ing at 46%, down one point, fol­lowed by Tory leader Ruth David­son, un­changed on 43%.

More than a third (35%) gave Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May a pos­i­tive score, down two points, and while UK Labour leader Jeremy Cor­byn trailed on 24%, his pos­i­tive score was up six points.

Scot­tish Labour leader Kezia Dug­dale also en­joyed a small boost of four points to bring her pos­i­tive rat­ing to 26%.

The poll found sup­port for in­de­pen­dence was un­changed from the 2014 ref­er­en­dum, at 45% Yes and 55% No.

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