Scottish Labour are set to finish third behind the Conservatives in the Holyrood elections, according to a new poll.

The poll, carried out for STV News by Ipsos-MORI, put the Tories ahead of Labour on the regional list vote by two per cent.

Kezia Dugdale's party retained a one per cent lead over the Conservatives in the constituency vote.

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Both parties are expected to secure the majority of their seats through the regional lists in the election.

The poll, which asked 1,015 Scots for their views, gave the SNP 51 per cent of the constituency vote, with Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats receiving 19, 18 and six per cent respectively.

In the regional list, 45 per cent of those polled said they would vote SNP, with 19 per cent backing the Tories and 17 per cent supporting Labour. The Scottish Greens received 10 per cent, ahead of the Liberal Democrats on seven per cent.

The Herald:

The poll also revealed that satisfaction with Kezia Dugdale's performance as Scottish Labour leader has dropped 16 per cent since February.

The Scottish Labour leader received a net satisfaction rating, representing the proportion satisfied with the way she is doing her job minus the proportion dissatisfied, of -11%, down from +5% in February.

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In contrast, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson received a rating of +15%, up seven points, while Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie and Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie are also up by four points to 0% and +23% respectively.

The Herald:

Satisfaction with First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon's performance has dropped slightly (-3%) but remains high at +36%.

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Scots go to the polls for the Holyrood on Thursday, May 5.