The Scottish National Party welcomed the findings of the Scottish sample of the Angus Reid Public Opinion poll today, which shows SNP support increasing at the start of the election campaign as Labour fall.
With changes compared to the 2005 General Election in brackets, the figures show a gap between the SNP and Labour narrowing to just 8 points:
SNP: 27% (+9)
Lab: 35% (-5)
Con: 21% (+5)
Lib Dem: 14% (-9)
Campaign co-ordinator Stewart Hosie MP said:
“This may be a small sample but it is significant. This first notable indication of Scottish opinion shows the gap falling to just 8 points, as the SNP go up and Labour fall. Only the SNP can beat Labour in Scotland and this poll shows that there is all to play for.
“The SNP campaign has got off to a good start with our support moving forward. The SNP’s campaign to elect champions to fight for their constituency and for Scotland is the positive, attractive and compelling message of the Scottish campaign.”