The SNP has significantly closed the gap on Labour following the launch of the party's 2011 election campaign at its annual conference last weekend.Which makes the Conservatives, the "Aberdeen" of Scottish politics. Allegedly once, waaay back in the mists of time, a power to be reckoned with north of the border, they even nicked the odd title off Labour and the SNP.
The poll puts the SNP on 34% in the constituency vote, against 40% for Labour, 14% for the Conservatives and 8% for the Lib Dems. On the regional vote the SNP has increased to 31% against 36% for Labour, 15 for the conservatives and 8 for the Lib Dems.
Now would be inordinately pleased next May if they avoided relegation to oblivion (aka the Scottish Division One).
Leaving the Lib Dems. Constantly being patronised and laughed at by fans of the Big Two but essentially harmless and, well, pointless (in both accepted meanings of the word).