Sur­vey re­veals SNP vote in de­cline

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - NEWS -

Sup­port for the SNP re­mains down on last year’s Holy­rood elec­tion de­spite Nicola Stur­geon’s ef­forts to re­fresh her gov­ern­ment’s poli­cies, a new poll has in­di­cated.

The Sur­va­tion sur­vey put the SNP’s con­stituency vote at 42%, down from the 46.5% it won in the May 2016 bal­lot. Its re­gion list vote share has also slumped, down from 41.7% in the elec­tion to 31% in the poll.

The sur­vey was car­ried out be­tween Septem­ber 8 and 12.

The Tories were up four per­cent­age points to 26% on the con­stituency vote and down two points to 21% on the list, when the find­ings are com­pared with the elec­tion. But the poll sug­gests the Tories could be fall­ing to third be­hind Labour, which polled 25% on the con­stituency vote, and 25% on the list.

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