Humza Yousaf nightmare as SNP poll lead slashed

The SNP’s lead for the next general election has been slashed to just five points, a new poll shows. The latest polling from Redfield-Wilton still puts the nationalist party on course to win the most Scottish seats at the next general election, but Labour is closing the gap.

In the survey of 1,000 Scots, carried out from March 31 to April 1, some 36 percent said they would vote for the SNP in a general election.

Labour were second on 31 percent, the Tories were third on 19 percent, with the Liberal Democrats on 10 percent.

The polling also showed a 6 percent lead for No if Scotland was to hold another independence referendum in a blow to the SNP.

Some 44 percent said they would vote to break away from the UK, compared to 50 percent who backed the Union.

Meanwhile, a week after succeeding Nicola Sturgeon as Scottish First Minister, Humza Yousaf’s first approval rating among Scottish voters is minus 7 percent.

Scottish Labour deputy leader Jackie Baillie said that the polls show the party is “back in business”.

Ms Baillie said: “The only poll that matters is the one on election day, but the trend speaks for itself – Scottish Labour is back in business.”


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