The Scottish Greens today (27 April) welcomed the latest opinion poll, suggesting a record number of Green MSPs will be elected on 5 May.
Analysis of the Ipsos Mori poll suggests 9 Green MSPs compared to 6 Lib Dems. Analysis of other recent polls has suggested between 7 and 12 Green MSPs.
Sarah Beattie-Smith, Elections and Campaigns co-convener for the Scottish Greens and MSP candidate for the South of Scotland, said:
“The polling trend we’re seeing on the regional vote is encouraging and this Ipsos Mori poll for STV shows a four point increase for us. Our candidates and teams of campaigners across Scotland are working hard, as Green regional votes will make all the difference to the Parliament Scotland elects for the next five years.
“With Labour having lost their way, the SNP lacking a constructive challenge and a progressive force needed to counter the backward attitude of the Tories, it is clear that voters are moving towards the Scottish Greens. We have a strong track record and will bring bold, fresh ideas into Holyrood to create a better Scotland.
“Across Scotland’s eight regions we are hearing from increasing numbers of voters who are weighing up how to cast their constituency and regional votes. More and more people realise they can vote differently with their two votes and that a cross in the box for the Scottish Green Party will get a strong Green team of MSPs working for a bolder Holyrood and a better Scotland.”