Thursday, April 21, 2011
Alex Salmond and the SNP surge ahead in poll as Labour support collapses, Iain Gray’s campaign runs out of steam and lacks the will to win!
The SNP are working incredibly hard in this election to ensure that Scotland and its people get the best team to lead us over the next 5 years.
And it seems that the hard work and the positive message is paying off, the SNP has surged far ahead of Labour in a new poll.
According to the Ipsos Mori poll for The Times and Scottish Sun the SNP have made substantial gains to propel them into the lead in both the constituency and regional vote!
Two weeks till polling day and there is no sign of the SNP taking their foot off the gas, this is a fight to the finish with a dangerous Labour Party chasing hard.
In the constituency vote the SNP are 45% while Labour trailed on 34%.
Unsurprisingly, the Tories are on 10% and the Lib Dems whose vote is still collapsing is on 9%.
According to a projected seat breakdown by Professor John Curtice of Strathclyde University, the SNP would have 61 seats in the new parliament.
Labour would have 45 seats.
The Tories 10 seats.
The Lib Dems 9 seats.
And Patrick Harvie and the Greens would double to 4 seats.
Unhappy Labour campaign co-ordinator John Park said:
"This is a rogue poll because the results suggested are incredibly unlikely and are wildly different from what our canvass returns and other polls show. This particular pollster is notoriously unreliable in Scotland, predicting the SNP would win double the number of seats they actually did at the last general election. This poll only takes account of those certain to vote so ignores huge swathes of the electorate."
Well they would say that wouldn’t they.
What is clear is that the ‘East Coast Weasel’ Iain Gray is seen as a weak and ineffectual leader by the public.
His performance in running away from protestors at the Central Station in Glasgow should he isn’t a man who can take difficult decisions or face down the ‘angry mob’.
In situations like this it is ‘fight or flight’ and the option should have been fight, his ‘minders’ in a single act showed Iain Gray as not having ‘steel’.
On Newsnight Scotland, Iain Gray was savaged to political death as Gordon Brewer was like a T Rex tearing huge lumps out of him as he sat in the interviewee’s chair.
The cherry on the top of that particular cake was Gordon Brewer saying:
‘There is no polite of putting this, but you’re dull’.
Another day and another body blow, ‘lightweight’ Gray was soundly beaten by ‘heavyweight’ Gordon Brewer.
In the main event between Gordon Brewer and Alex Salmond, Gordon Brewer wasn’t able to land a single punch as Alexc Salmond bobbed and weaved before firing off a series of political jabs.
It was a master class in entering the ring, fight the fight and playing to the crowd.
One thing for certain the SNP will never stop, never stop fighting till the fight is done.
May 5th is the main event, 10 pm the polls close and we will wait to see the result of what has been an incredibly positive and buoyant SNP performance.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University