52 per cent of Scots plan to vote SNP in 2016, survey finds

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19th November 2015 10:36 - Central Government

A recent survey has revealed that 52 per cent of Scottish people plan to vote for the Scottish National Party in the constituency section of the 52 per cent of Scots plan to vote SNP in 2016, survey finds2016 Scottish Parliament election, with Labour trailing behind, struggling to gain support.

Of the respondents, 25 per cent said that they were going to vote for Labour in the constituency section of the 2016 election, followed by 5 per cent who said Liberal Democrats and another 5 per cent who said they were going to vote for the Green Party.

As part of the market research, 1,034 adults in Scotland were surveyed, more than half of which said that they were going to vote for the Scottish National Party in the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.

Leader of the Scottish Labour party, Kezia Dugdale, was found to be unpopular amongst approximately 25 per cent of the respondents and a third of the respondents had not heard of Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative Leader.

The researchers said that the findings from the survey may have been skewed by the Scottish Labour Conference, which occurred at the end of the survey period. They also added that Labour have a "mountain to climb" in preparation for the 2016 election.

The respondents were also asked to rate the five party leaders from one to 10, with 10 representing “like a lot” and one representing “do not like at all”.

Party leaders: Nicola Sturgeon (SNP), Kezia Dugdale (Scottish Labour), Ruth Davidson (Scottish Conservatives), David Cameron (UK Conservatives) and Jeremy Corbyn (Scottish Labour).

Of the leaders the respondents were asked to rate, Nicola Sturgeon was the only politician to have more people like her than dislike her. Whereas, Ruth Davidson was liked by 11 per cent of the respondents and disliked by 35 per cent. 

David Cameron came worse off than his Scottish counterpart, with 61 per cent of the respondents claiming to dislike him, and just 14 saying that they liked him.

Jeremy Corbyn was found to be liked by double the amount of people as Dugdale; however, he was more disliked (36 per cent).

21 per cent said that they had never heard of Jeremy Corbyn, despite his high profile election.

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