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Lib Dem negativity at odds with own supporters
Posted on 13 December 2011

Over half of Lib Dem voters are satisfied with Alex Salmond's performance as First Minister according to the latest poll from Ipsos Mori.

Showing how out of touch the Lib Dem leadership is with their own voters 56% of Lib Dem voters are satisfied with Alex Salmond's performance in spite of the continued negativity toward the First Minister from the Lib Dem leadership.

The latest Ipsos MORI poll revealed that satisfaction rates for the SNP leader were sitting at 62% - more three times higher than Willie Rennie of the Lib Dems and 44 points ahead of new Tory leader Ruth Davidson.

Commenting on the figures SNP MSP for Aberdeenshire West Dennis Robertson said:

“This latest poll shows continuing public support for Alex Salmond as Scotland's First Minister with high satisfaction ratings across the country and support across all parties.

"Whilst Willie Rennie and Michael Moore seek to do Scotland and the Scottish government down, their voters continue to back Alex Salmond as a First Minister who speaks up for Scotland and shares their ambitions. Scotland's Lib Dem leadership is increasingly out of touch with its own supporters.

"With the Lib Dems giving Alex Salmond a positive approval rating, more Tories favouring the First Minister than support their own party leader in Scotland and even 40% of Labour voters backing Alex Salmond there is continued support across the country for his actions and the leadership of the SNP in Government.

"As Lib Dems struggle once again to come to terms with the failure of their leadership to hold back the actions of the Tory coalition government it is no surprise that they are turning to a party and a leader with conviction and a clear vision for Scotland. "

NOTES:

The Ipsos Mori poll of 1001 adults in Scotland was conducted between the
1st and 4th December 2011

Satisfaction rating for Alex Salmond

Overall satisfied 62%
Lib Dem voters 56%
Tory voters 39% - compared to 37% for Ruth Davidson
Labour voters 40%.

Full details at :
http://www.ipsos-mori.com/Assets/Docs/Scotland/scottish-public-opinion-monitor-decmber-2011-tables.pdf

Posted on 13 December 2011
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