An STV poll conducted after the first televised debate of Scotland’s
election shows viewers backed Alex Salmond as First Minister and that over
half found their view of Alex Salmond becoming more positive during the
Of the 991 people polled by ScotPulse – STV’s online polling system - 87%
thought Alex Salmond won the debate with 7% backing Annabel Goldie, 5%
for Iain Gray and only 1% for Tavish Scott.
In a devastating critique of the Labour leader’s performance 74% of
respondents said their perception of the Labour leader changed negatively
after watching the debate whilst 53% of respondents stated that they had a
more positive view of Alex Salmond following the debate.