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SNP on course for worst Scottish election result since coming to power in 2007, new poll shows

SNP would still be the biggest party in the Holyrood chamber, however they would be short of achieving a majority. According to the Savanta ComRes poll for The Scotsman, the SNP would return 59 MSPs which is six seats short of having a majority in the parliament.

A total of 1,001 Scottish adults aged 16 or over were asked between April 30 and May 4 for the poll. When the SNP swept to power in 2007, Alex Salmond secured 47 seats while in 2011 he managed to secure a majority with 69 seats.At the last election in 2016, Nicola Sturgeon failed to secure a majority by just two seats when the SNP returned 63 MSPs to Holyrood.Douglas Ross and his Scottish Conservatives would be the second biggest party in the parliament with 29 seats, which is two.

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