COMRES / ITV NEWS POLL: MAJORITY DO NOT WANT A GOVERNMENT ROLE FOR SNP IN EVENT OF HUNG PARLIAMENT
On the day of the SNP’s manifesto launch, a new poll conducted by ComRes for ITV News reveals that the majority of the British public say they do not want Nicola Sturgeon (54%) or her party (59%), to play a role in the next British Government in the event of a hung Parliament.
Putting herself front and centre of today’s launch, Sturgeon (22%) is, however, twice as popular as Alex Salmond (11%) when it comes to who the public want to play a role in the next British government in the event of a hung Parliament, despite not standing to be an MP herself.
The Liberal Democrats are the most popular choice for playing a role in the next British Government (36%), marginally ahead of UKIP (32%) and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg (31%) is as popular a choice as UKIP’s Nigel Farage (32%).
Older British adults are the most likely to be opposed to SNP influence. While 71% of British adults aged 65 and over would not like to see Nicola Sturgeon play a role in the next British Government, less than half (44%) of their younger counterparts between 18–24 hold the same opinion.