Analysis of Holyrood polling shows the Scottish Greens on record high popularity following the cooperation agreement with the Scottish Government.
Polling research site Ballot Box Scotland has analysed stats from the Holyrood polling figures in the latest ComRes polling for the Scotsman, which put the Scottish Greens on 13 per cent for the regional list vote.
The analysis suggests this would elect a record 13 Scottish Green MSPs if an election were held today, up from the 8 seats the Greens secured in May.
In a blog on the result, Ballot Box Scotland concludes: “What’s clearly most remarkable here is that whopping 13% figure for the Greens, the joint highest they’ve ever polled.”
Commenting, Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer said:
“The record-high level of support for the Scottish Greens shows that voters are excited by our entering into government for the first time.
"The public expect their elected representatives to focus on what they can achieve for people and planet, rather than cheap soundbites and opposition for opposition’s sake. That is exactly the approach we will take over the next five years.
“If the experience of our Green colleagues in New Zealand is anything to go by, our achievements in government will see this figure rise further.”