Monday, September 22, 2008
Superpoll predicts “major” SNP gains
A YouGov published in the Observer, 22 September 2008, projects the following gains for the SNP in the 19 seats they surveyed:
Stirling - SNP GAIN
Argyll and Bute - SNP GAIN
Aberdeen North - SNP GAIN
Aberdeen South - SNP GAIN
Dunfermline and West Fife - SNP GAIN
Edinburgh North and Leith - SNP GAIN
Dundee West - SNP GAIN
Kilmarnock & Loudoun - SNP GAIN
Ochil and South Perthshire - SNP GAIN
The analysis showed a 14.5% swing to the SNP and predicted the party would “make major gains across Scotland”. Of the 19 seats the poll surveyed the SNP would win 13 – a huge 68% of the total seats surveyed.
"If the same swing was repeated beyond the marginals polled the SNP would also gain Glenrothes, Midlothian, Linlithgow and Falkirk East, Lanark and Hamilton East, Paisley and Renfrewshire North, Edinburgh East, Ayrshire North and Arran and East Lothian. High profile defeats would include Des Browne, with Alistair Darling hanging on only narrowly."