SNP support and approval still well ahead in latest full poll


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:

Conservatives  28%

Labour             22%

LibDems          6%

Greens             2%

SNP                  42%

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.


13 thoughts on “SNP support and approval still well ahead in latest full poll

  1. John September 11, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    We are going through very tough times , I think any polling at the moment is irrelevant , although I am pleased to see the SNP are holding up . Brexit first , then let’s see what the polls say ., hopefully it will be for Independence !


  2. Clydebuilt September 11, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Are there enough thinking people in Scotland to achieve independence . . . Or do we need some of the non tinking people to come our way.


  3. Clydebuilt September 11, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    Heard on Radio 4 this morning that per head of population Scotland has more Psychiatrists than England and a lot more than NI and Wales . . . Was this reported by any BBC Scotland broadcasts TV or radio.?


    • Contrary September 11, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      Dunno, nobody here does reporting Scotland, and the radio this morning was too busy bleating on about that bloody awful bridge they felt needed crisis management because a pile of sightseers were clogging up the highways at the weekend, then, oh my goodness! You wouldn’t believe it! There was perfectly normal rush hour traffic this morning, something HAD to be done, because all those drivers haven’t sorted out their normal routes yet, a real crisis. They stopped short at suggesting the bridge should be pulled down again (because, obviously, drivers won’t be able to figure out how to use a new road layout, ever), but only just. They had everyone and their dog on apologising and saying it would be sorted, and that there was a plan. They were STILL going on about it at Newsdrive time, trying to get the roads dept to open the old bridge again.

      In fact, it was so over-the-top, and out-of-proportion in the grand scheme of the world at large, a bit of traffic chaos that may last a week or so (unlike the motorway improvements that lasted forever – didn’t hear them suggesting ripping that out and putting the old bits of road back the way they were!), that, well, one just has to wonder what it is they,,, might,,, be,,, AVOIDING reports on?

      I haven’t caught Newsdrive for so long now, I now realise how much my life was improved by missing it, and will do so in the future!

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      • johnrobertson834 September 12, 2017 / 7:36 am

        Health come first. Can’t be good for their announcers either


      • Clydebuilt September 12, 2017 / 7:54 am

        “Nobody here does Reporting Scotland” good one….. It’s not the SNP that are bad. . . It’s the BBC , they are so bad that wellbeing increases by avoiding the angst inducing shite!


      • Clydebuilt September 12, 2017 / 7:57 am

        Think the BBC announcers must hang about with each other in the BBC social club, reinforcing their negative views of Scotland etc.

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      • John September 12, 2017 / 11:16 am

        That’s because it puts your blood pressure up to boiling point !

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  4. Contrary September 11, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    I read some of the stats from the Scotgoespop blog earlier, he suggested that the SNP never lost their popularity for Scottish parliamentary elections – it’s Westminster voting intentions that haven’t been so hot. Fair doos. (But he had yet to analyse the methodology).

    I keep wondering myself, how it is that quite a lot of people still have a positive view of various services in Scotland despite the terrible reporting (radio Scotland really has it in for that bridge, telling you, and everyone loves it, how could they??) implying they are dire – but I think any positive outlook is from practical experience, not that people don’t listen to the media, or necessarily that they don’t believe the media (though, when your experience conflicts with the news,,,? Well, humans are known for their ability to happily believe in two, or more, contradictory facts at the same time.). So the negative respondends are those that don’t have experience of whatever service and/or blindly have faith because they want them to be dire, I reckon. Might be, or maybe it is just that people are more sceptical of MSM reporting these days. I’m not sure that there are that many sceptical people around though.

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