Nicola Sturgeon should resign immediately according to more than four in 10 Scottish voters, as her controversial push for gender laws reform backfires.
Under laws pushed through the Scottish parliament by the SNP, those wishing to change gender can apply for a certificate from the age of 16 rather than 18, and reduces the time that person must live in their acquired gender.
A row over which prison to house convicted trans rapist Isla Bryson has further added to backlash against the First Minister.
A row over which prison to house convicted trans rapist Isla Bryson has added to the First minister's woes Andrew Milligan
The Westminster Government has expressed concern over Scotland's planned law changes, blocking their implementation over fears of its wider impact on the rest of the UK.
Polling indicates Sturgeon has failed to keep Scottish voters on side wither plans.
A Panelbase survey for the Sunday Times found that 42 per cent of respondents thought she should stand down now, while 45 per cent said she should remain as First Minister at until at least the next Holyrood election.
Of those surveyed, 13 per cent said they didn’t know.
A spokesman for the Scottish Conservatives said the poll was evidence the First Minister was "massively out of touch".
He said: “Public discontent with Nicola Sturgeon is rising because she’s not focused on their priorities and her values are wrong.
“She is massively out of touch with Scottish people with her flawed gender self-ID policy.
“This has led to numerous U-turns, her chronic mishandling of the transgender prisoner row and her inability to admit that a double rapist is a man.
“To make matters worse, she chose to smear those who raised concerns over the safety of women and girls, rather than accept their legitimate fears.
Nicola Sturgeon was accused of being 'out of touch' Andy Buchanan
“All the while, her government, which continues to be focused on its self-serving push for independence, is neglecting voters’ top priorities: the global cost-of-living crisis, a Scottish NHS on its knees and ending the damaging teacher strikes.”
Reacting to the poll's findings, a spokesman for the SNP said that Sturgeon was "the most popular leader of any political party in Scotland".
They added: “Polls also clearly show people across Scotland have no confidence in the Tory Party or their leadership – whether it be the unelected Tory Prime Minister Rishi Sunak or his lackey, Douglas Ross.
“Whether it be catastrophic economic policies or disastrous Brexit pursuits, Westminster is failing the people of Scotland and they know it.
“Families, businesses and industries across Scotland trust the SNP and Nicola Sturgeon to put them first and offer a better future as an independent country.”