Need to Know | 3rd November 2014

How much more popular are the SNP's leaders than Westminster's?

A recently released poll by Ipsos Mori shows Alex Salmond, the current First Minister of Scotland, and his […]

By

A recently released poll by Ipsos Mori shows Alex Salmond, the current First Minister of Scotland, and his deputy Nicola Sturgeon achieving significantly higher approval ratings than the leaders of the three main Westminster parties in Scotland, continuing a trend seen during the independence referendum.

Satisfaction ratings for all three main party leaders have dropped, with David Cameron on 24 per cent (down from 30 per cent in August), Nick Clegg on 19 per cent and Ed Miliband on 18 per cent.

The results accompany a surge in SNP voting intention for next year’s general election, detailed first on May2015 two weeks ago, and confirmed in polls last week.

unnamed (2)

Mark Diffley, Director for Ipsos Mori Scotland said:

“What particularly stands out is the low level of support for David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband. For the Labour leader this will be particularly worrying with the General Election looming.”