SNP stretches lead over Labour to more than 30 points in latest poll
The SNP has stretched its lead over Labour even further, according to a new poll.
The TNS survey of 1,003 Scots found 54% of people planning to vote for Nicola Sturgeon’s party, while Labour was down two points to 22%. The Conservatives were third on 13%, with the Liberal Democrats trailing on 6%.
It is the second consecutive TNS poll that puts the SNP on more than 50%.
Ms Sturgeon was overwhelmingly backed as the person to get the “best deal for Scotland” at Westminster.
She was chosen by 42% of respondents, compared to 8% for Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy, 7% for David Cameron, 6% for Ms Sturgeon’s predecessor Alex Salmond, and 3% for Ed Miliband.
Labour has struggled to make any inroads into the SNP’s dominance in the polls over recent months, leading to forecasts that the party could be all but wiped out north of the border in next week’s election.