Two new polls have shown the SNP retaining a huge lead over Labour – as people in Scotland continue to back the party’s positive vision for Scotland’s future.
A poll by TNS shows support for the SNP on the constituency vote has grown to 60 per cent – 39 points ahead of Labour on 21 per cent – while support on the regional list has grown to 55 per cent.
Another new poll by Survation, shows SNP support has grown to 54 per cent on the constituency vote – while Labour’s has fallen to 21 per cent, giving the SNP a 33 point lead. On the regional vote, SNP support stands at 43 per cent, compared to only 19 per cent for Labour.
The Survation poll also shows that Labour’s policy of shifting the burden of austerity onto working people by hiking the basic rate of income tax is being completely rejected – with 41 per cent of respondents favouring no change to the basic rate and only 24 per cent backing a tax rise.
Commenting on the recent polls, Paisley’s MSP George Adam said, “These polls are extremely positive and highlight the continued confidence the majority of the electoral has in the SNP Government. In Paisley over the last 5 years, we have seen more people than ever before supporting the SNP, and long may that continue.
‘I was the first SNP representative ever elected in Renfrewshire, shortly followed by Derek MacKay and more recently by MPs Gavin Newlands and Mhairi Black. We are all working hard for this town and will be out chapping doors and engaging with the people hoping that they bestow their trust in us once again. We will never be complacent and take this support for granted. It has been the pleasure of a lifetime representing the good people of Paisley.”