Ross discovers it’s not always better together
The YouGov poll, with data collected on 26-27 November, suggests a real surge in support for the SNP but it’s only a sub-poll of 149 adult Scots so not reliable. However, if it is indicative of something and it might be, what do we get?
- SNP 46%
- Con 22%
- Lab 17%
- LD 7%
What that would mean in terms of seats is not certain but 50% of the vote gave 56 seats in 2015, so 46% should get more than 50. This is also before any campaigning and before further Westminster farce.
Now imagine the Catalans got that kind of dominance. They’d be ‘Adiós España y hasta pronto’ (in Catalan of course). Time to put it in the manifesto for the next one?
There is a downside in that Ross Thompson would almost certainly lose. He has been a good servant to the SNP, working tirelessly to present Tory MSPs as a useless bunch of bankers. He’ll be missed.
There is also interesting evidence in this sub-poll of differences between Scotland and the rest, suggesting greater contentment with some importance of aspects of life, after 10 years of SNP policies. For example, the perceived importance of crime was the lowest in Scotland at 13% as opposed to 32% in London and only 9% of Scots thought that housing was an important issue facing the country as opposed to 28% in London. These results confirm earlier and larger polls:
Live in the now.