SNP lead in latest poll as Scottish Labour's Jim Murphy struggles to win voters over

In 2010, Labour received 42 per cent of the Scottish vote, compared to the SNP’s 19.9 per cent

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New Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy appears to be failing to make an impact on voters, as the Scottish National Party lead by 28 points on 52 per cent compared to Labour’s 24 per cent.

An Ipsos MORI poll, commissioned by STV, shows Labour would be humiliated in Scotland by the SNP if the general election were held today. Around 34 per cent of voters said they were satisfied with Murphy's performance.

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This would leave Labour with just four seats in Scotland compared to its current 40. The Lib Dems are polling at four per cent, which would mean that they would lose all of their MPs in Scotland: including chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander.

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The Lib Dems are currently polling at four per cent in Scotland

The figures, which exclude those unsure of how they will vote in May 2015, were taken from 1001 participants – who were asked how they would vote if there was a general election tomorrow - surveyed between 12-19 January.

They were asked how they would vote "if there was a general election tomorrow".

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In 2010, Labour received 42 per cent of the Scottish vote, compared to the SNP’s 19.9 per cent.

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