SNP Lead Increases in ICM Poll Amongst 'Certain to Vote'

Commenting on the figures the SNP's Campaign Director Mr Angus Robertson MP said:

"These figures confirm that this election is definitely a two horse race between the SNP and Labour. They also confirm that the SNP's positive campaign is working whilst Labour's negative campaign is backfiring.

"The SNP's positive agenda is setting the pace and, as these figures show, makes voters more determined to vote for the SNP. They want the positive policies the SNP offers.

"In contrast Labour's vote falls amongst those certain to vote which only shows their negative campaign is backfiring. However as one of their spokesperson said they have nothing positive to say because 'they don't like Labour'.

"However the SNP are not complacent and we are chasing every vote to ensure Scotland can have new thinking and fresh approach come May the 4th with Alex Salmond as First Minister instead of more of the same from Mr McConnell's failing Labour/LibDem administration."

ENDS

Notes:

1. The published figures for the February ICM poll can be found here.

On the constituency vote they show:

Party

All

Certain to vote

 

SNP

34%

36%

 

Labour

29%

28%

 

Tory

16%

15%

 

LibDem

16%

15%

 

Green

-

-

 

SSP

1%

2%

 

Solidarity

-

-

 

Other

3%

3%

 

 

 

 

Difference

SNP
Lead

5%

8%

+3%

On
the regional vote they show:

Party

All

Certain to vote

 

SNP

32%

33%

 

Labour

28%

27%

 

Tory

15%

15%

 

LibDem

17%

16%

 

Green

4%

4%

 

SSP

2%

2%

 

Solidarity

-

-

 

Other

-

2%

 

 

 

 

Difference

SNP
Lead

4%

6%

+2%

2.
On Sunday 4th March 2007 a Labour campaign
source was quoted as saying:

"There
is nothing that Labour can say that will change peoples' minds about Labour.
There is no point in having a positive campaign because it doesn't wash. There
isn't a bit of evidence to suggest that going positive will make any
difference. They don't know Jack and they don't like Labour."

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