Blow for Labour as poll gives SNP four-point lead in Glasgow East byelection
These are scary times indeed for the Labour Party in the UK. The Scottish National Party is now polling four points ahead of Labour for the upcoming by-election in Glasgow East. If Labour loses this election, Gordon Brown will likely have to step down before the end of the year.
The survey also indicated that 49% of Scots wanted the nationalists to win in Glasgow East, while 33% wanted Labour to win.
Today's findings will do little to cheer the Labour camp ahead of the Glasgow East byelection, which is seen as a critical test of Brown's leadership.
Labour figures fear they could lose Glasgow East to the SNP, despite a 13,507 majority, following a poor performance in the May council elections, two dismal byelection results and a string of poor poll ratings in recent months.