Sunday, 30 August 2009

The latest Scottish opinion poll

[The following opinion poll results are from a YouGov survey, conducted at the height of the furore over the SNP Government's repatriation of Abdelbaset Megrahi, published in the Scottish edition of today's Mail on Sunday. They show support for the Scottish National Party increasing from the previous poll only two days before. What follows is taken from a post on the UK Polling Report blog.]

[T]here is yet another Scottish poll, this time from Yougov in the Mail on Sunday’s Scottish edition. The poll [of 1183 adults] was conducted between the 26th and 28th August, so hot on the heels of the last YouGov Scotland poll, which was done between the 24th and 26th. The voting intention figures, each with changes from the previous poll 2 days before, are as follows:

Westminster: CON 20%(+1), LAB 30%(-3), LDEM 18%(+2), SNP 26%(+1)
Holyrood Constituency: CON 16%(nc), LAB 27%(-4), LDEM 16%(nc), SNP 34%(+1)
Holyrood Regional: CON 16%(-1), LAB 26%(-2), LDEM 16%(+1), SNP 30%(+3)

It’s a very short time span since the previous poll, but then, it’s also a fast moving story. It’s perfectly possible that all these differences are just variations within the margin of error. Alternatively, it could be a bit of a shift back towards the SNP as debate over the al-Megrahi release continues.

1 comment:

  1. Talking of opinion polls, I should be interested to know what viewers have to say about the Andrew Marr Show not being broadcast on BBC 1 tv on successive Sunday mornings 23 and 30 August 2009. Although advertised in the programme guides, it was a 'no show' on both occasions.

    Guest presenters had been employed each Sunday when Andrew Marr was sunning himself on the beach. Was the Megrahi compassionate release too hot an issue for a stand-in presenter to handle, I wonder?

    Let's have a sensible explanation from the BBC please, as well as comments from aggrieved viewers on the BBC website!