Just over half the population is satisfied with the way the Scottish Government is running the country, a study suggests.
As the SNP gathers in Inverness for its spring conference, the leadership scored 53% approval, down one point since October.
The proportion dissatisfied increased by two points to 41%, giving a net approval rating of 12 points, according to a survey by Ipsos Mori.
The figures contrast with the UK Government's net approval rating of minus 41 among voters across Britain.
Approval for the Scottish Government is higher among under-35s than over-35s and four times higher among men than women, the survey suggests.
Christopher McLean, of Ipsos Mori Scotland, said: "Almost six years after coming into power at Holyrood, the SNP Government retains the approval of a majority of Scots, good news for the party ahead of their spring conference.
"Satisfaction is particularly high among men and young people, which reflects patterns in voting intention for the SNP and support for independence. However, the relatively low satisfaction among women is further evidence that the SNP need to do more to appeal to female voters."
An SNP spokesman said: "Coming as we prepare for spring conference in Inverness, this latest poll confirms that a clear majority of people in Scotland approve of the Scottish Government's record and vision for Scotland.
"As more and more people come to realise that the only way we can build upon the progress made since devolution is with the full powers of an independent Scotland, we will look to build upon the trust people have placed in us as a government as we seek to secure a Yes vote in September 2014."