Scottish election 2016 poll: Labour and Conservatives level

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson and Scottish Labout leader Kezia Dugdale. Picture: TSPL
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson and Scottish Labout leader Kezia Dugdale. Picture: TSPL
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Labour are neck and neck with the Conservatives ahead of the Scottish elections, according to a new opinion poll.

Kezia Dugdale’s party is now in danger of being beaten into third place by the Tories, the YouGov survey for The Times newspaper found.

In the constituency vote, the survey put support for Labour at 19%, down slightly on the Tories who were backed by 20% of those polled.

The SNP remains on course for another majority win, with 50% of the headline vote, while the Liberal Democrats were on 6% and a further 5% opted for other parties.

In the regional list vote, where a fierce battle for seats between the opposition parties is expected, Labour and the Tories both polled 20%.

The SNP has 42% of the vote, with the Lib Dems trailing on 5%, the Greens on 6%, and the remaining share going to other parties.

YouGov polled 1,022 people between February 1 and 4.

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