Today’s TNS poll reported by the Herald online puts support for the SNP at 62 per cent on the constituency vote – up two per cent compared with the last TNS poll and a full 42 points ahead of Labour.
On the list vote, support for the SNP is up three points to 54 per cent, while Labour are down one on 20 per cent.
Commenting, SNP Business Convener Derek Mackay MSP said:
“This is another exceptional poll showing support for the SNP remains at extraordinary levels after eight years in government – it is also a vote of confidence in our 56 new SNP MPs, who are working hard for Scotland and have already secured Tory climbdowns on issues such as English Votes for English Laws, fox hunting and the Human Rights Act.
“We take absolutely nothing for granted, and will keep working hard every day between now and next year’s Holyrood election to retain the trust of people right across Scotland as we look to build on our record of delivery and success.
“Since coming to office in 2007 we have frozen council tax, protected free higher education, scrapped prescription charges, boosted apprenticeship numbers by almost 60 per cent, protected free personal care, maintained the concessionary travel scheme, increased Scotland’s health budget to record levels, and protected those hardest hit by unfair Tory welfare cuts. All this has been in the face of massive Westminster cuts to our budget.
“If re-elected in 2016, the SNP will build on our strong record and deliver further improvements. We will also continue to use the powers we have to strengthen and grow the Scottish economy – and push the case at Westminster for the further powers we need to create more and better jobs and to tackle poverty and inequality.”