Nicola Sturgeon is having the best campaign, suggests poll

The YouGov poll for the Sunday Times suggests that people across the UK think Nicola Sturgeon has had the best campaign.

Respondents were asked the following question:

“Which of the party leaders do you think has had the best election campaign?”

30% of respondents from across the UK said that they think Nicola Sturgeon has had the best campaign. 16% said David Cameron, 15% said Ed Miliband, 10% sad Nigel Farage and 2% said Nick Clegg. Furthermore, 2% said the Green leader Natalie Bennett and 25% said they did not know.

In addition to this, the SNP leader came out on top when respondents were asked which of the party leaders they think has been the most passionate in the campaign.

26% of respondents said Nicola Sturgeon, ahead of Ed Miliband on 18% and David Cameron on 15%. Furthermore, 13% said Nigel Farage, whilst 2% said Nick Clegg and 2% said Natalie Bennett. A total of 24% said they did not know.

It is clear that Nicola Sturgeon’s party has made progress since the referendum. Polling has put the party on course to win almost all of Scotland’s seats. She is clearly a popular leader and is being perceived as having done well in the campaign. And depending on the arithmetic of the House Of Commons after the election, she could play a very key role.

As for the YouGov poll, here are some other results:

  • For overall voting intentions: Conservatives 34%. Labour 33%. Liberal Democrats 8%. UKIP 13%. Greens 5%. SNP/Plaid 5%. Neither of the main two parties look as if they are pulling ahead in the final days of the campaign.
  • 75% of respondents are absolutely certain to vote.
  • 38% think David Cameron would make the best Prime Minister (+2). 24% think Ed Miliband would make the best Prime Minister (-3).

The full results of the YouGov/Sunday Times poll can be accessed here. 1,967 GB adults were interviewed between the 1st and 2nd May.


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