Ruth Davidson dismissed the fall in Tory support in polls
She spoke out with less than two weeks to the general election, with several polls showing the Tory lead shrinking, including one which put them just six points clear.
An ORB poll for the Sunday Telegraph had Tories down two points in the past week on 44 per cent, six points ahead of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour on 38 per cent (up four).
The narrowing of the polls always happens around this time
That equals Labour’s best rating since Mr Corbyn became leader and would easily see him outpoll Ed Miliband if repeated on June 8.
Speaking on the Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme on Sky News, Ms Davidson said: “As a veteran of six Scottish or UK-wide elections and two referenda, the narrowing of the polls always happens around this time and it focuses people’s minds.
Ms Davidson said the narrowing of the polls always happens around this time
“People will be thinking in two weeks’ time Jeremy Corbyn could be in charge of the country, Diane Abbott could be the home secretary charged with keeping us safe, John McDonnell might be in charge of your pay packet.”
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale told the same show Mr Corbyn was an asset to Labour’s campaign.
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Kezia Dugdale said Mr Corbyn was an asset to Labour's campaign
She said: “What we’ve got is a radical Labour manifesto with a plan to transform this country, and right at the heart of that manifesto is a plan to raise living standards.
“Policies that are about lifting people up and helping them get on in life is right at the heart of what Jeremy Corbyn stands for.”