WITH a pre-Christmas General Election looming, a new poll suggests Herald readers will back the SNP in numbers.

The survey of more than 1000 Scots also found that almost 60% are in favour of Scottish independence.

No voters make up 31% of respondents, while 10% remain undecided.

The poll found that 57.57% intend to back Nicola Sturgeon's party in December’s General Election, with 14.91% voting for the Conservatives and 12.51% for the LibDems.

Labour will receive just 7.2% of the Herald readership’s votes, according to the poll.

Meanwhile, 15% said they had changed political allegiance recently without specifying which party.

MPs last night voted to hold an election on December 12, with the House of Commons at gridlock over Brexit and following another extension granted by the EU.

The poll of more than 1000 Herald readers also found that 83% would back Remain in a second EU referendum, while 14.36% would vote Leave.

Scotland voted to remain in the EU by 62% to 38% during the 2016 referendum.

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Other findings of the poll include that 80% of Herald readers don’t trust politicians at Westminster, while more than half of respondents said they trusted their Holyrood counterparts.