The last Yougov poll for Westminster voting intentions, I reported on, was based on a Scottish subset of around only 100 respondents so was limited in it reliability. This Panelbase poll is based on a more reliable sample of 1021 respondents and is even better news for the SNP. In response to the question: Who would you vote for if a Scottish Parliamentary Election took place tomorrow, these were the results:
That’s a commanding lead which suggests that confidence in the SNP’s competence to govern remains strong. There are further indicators of this in the percentages supporting these aspects of performance in government:
Topic Yes No
NHS has got better 45% 29%
Schools have got better 39% 32%
Economy has got better 37% 26%
People have more say 49% ` 13%
Given the regular media distortions suggesting the opposite, these results are encouraging and suggest either people don’t believe all they hear on Reporting Scotland or hopefully that they’re not watching at all and getting their news from more reliable sources. I’m really cheered by the last one showing a strong realisation that this is a more democratic Scotland.
Finally support for independence is holding up at 40% in favour. While some of us would have hoped for higher, this suggests a solid bedrock of support in relatively bad times but which remains easily close enough for a surge to victory as further Tory mismanagement and a growing Scottish economy combine to make independence the only choice for the thinking mind.