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    Sir Keir Starmer's popularity in Scotland dwindles amid Labor split over North Sea oil

    Sir Keir Starmer, pictured Thursday with Ed Miliband visiting a British Steel production site, is allegedly considering withdrawing support for oil production in the North Sea. and gas drilling. Credit: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

    Sir Keir Starmer's popularity in Scotland has plummeted after claims that Labor is about to withdraw its support for oil and gas drilling in the North Sea.

    New poll conducted by Redfield & Amplifier; Wilton Strategies has found that the party leader's approval rating in Scotland has fallen into negative territory for the first time, potentially threatening a major resurgence that its strategists hope will help him climb to 10th place.

    The latest poll, days after reports surfaced that Labor would not issue new licenses in the North Sea, found that 32% of Scots disapprove of Sir Cyrus's work, while only 29% do.

    The previous poll before the new energy policy was presented showed that 28% disapprove and 30% approve of the Labor leader's actions.

    Energy policy, about which, as Labor Party sources claim, to be officially announced later this month, has sparked alarm among sections of Scottish Labor.

    Some in the Labor Party in Scotland blame former party leader Ed Miliband, now shadow minister for zero emissions and climate change, for what they see as an unpopular shift.

    “Keir Starmer's fall in popularity is not surprising. given its illogical and naïve opposition to the Scottish oil and gas industry,” said a Scottish Conservative spokesman.

    “Labor has rejoined the SNP against a clear majority of Scots, and their leader is paying the price.

    “This latest betrayal by Labor shows that the Keir Starmer government will destroy the economy of the North East, putting jobs and communities at risk.” from the SNP in the next election.

    The party, which currently has only one Scottish MP, has made significant headway in the polls as nationalists are in turmoil over a police probe into its finances.

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    First Minister Humza Yusuf is thought to lack the stature and profile of Nicola Sturgeon, and polls show he is also far more unpopular than his predecessor.

    The Redfield & A poll by Wilton Strategies showed that Mr. Yousaf's popularity has risen slightly from last month, and his minus-five rating is only slightly worse than Sir Keir's minus-three rating.

    When asked which sir could have been Keir and Rishi Sunak's best prime minister, 41% of Scots supported the Labor leader compared to 28% who chose Mr Sunak. the previous month and reversed a trend that saw the party consistently gain strength in the SNP.

    SNP support rose two points to 37 percent, while polling showed the Tories gained 20 percent in Scotland, which is higher. two.

    When asked how they would vote if there was an independence referendum tomorrow, 50% of Scots said they would vote to stay in the UK, and 43% said they would support leaving UK.

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