Scotland’s Exit? June 27, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Observer/Guardian reporting some amazing shifts in polling patterns in Scotland on foot of Brexit. I thought when reading the piece that the Guardian might be overstating it when it mentioned a surge. Seems not:
A Panelbase survey for the Sunday Times indicated an almost direct reversal of the result of the 2014 referendum, with 52% in favour of independence, up seven points, and 48% against, down seven points.
The snapshot of 620 adults also found that 52% thought Scotland was likely to become independent within 10 years, rising from 30% when the same question was asked in April.
A poll for the Sunday Post that asked respondents how they would vote if a second referendum were held tomorrow, revealed 59% would vote yes to independence, 32% no and 9% undecided.
There’s online polling figures that seem to sustain the idea of a marked shift in sentiment in Scotland. Of course it is early days, much will happen before we get close to a sniff of a referendum. But in the prevailing crisis, for this is a crisis, this sort of hardening of a pro-Independence vote spells yet further trouble to whoever takes up the reins in London. And one further point, even for those who aren’t quite the way to an Independence position, this further stat should be thought-provoking:
62% backed Sturgeon’s decision to fight to keep Scotland in the EU.
So that figures includes those both for and against independence.
Unintended consequence, how are you?