New Leader, Old Troubles: Labour in Scotland

15th December 2014 Comment How Scotland should be governed

The Murdoch press empire decided to rain on the Scottish Labour leadership parade on Saturday by releasing a YouGov poll in The Sun and The Times showing the party is 20 points behind the SNP in voting intentions for next Westminster’s election – an outcome that could see it lose the vast bulk of its […]



Panelbase on Labour and Independence

7th November 2014 Comment Elections, parties & leaders How Scotland should be governed The Scottish independence referendum

A new poll from Panelbase has now been released by the Wings over Scotland website, which broke new ground during the referendum campaign by crowdsource funding three polls. Conducted during the week ending on Wednesday, the site’s latest poll provides further insight into the state of the race for next year’s Westminster election and on […]


Evidence and Confusion: More on Recent Scottish Polling

3rd November 2014 Comment Elections, parties & leaders Expectations of constitutional change How Scotland should be governed The Scottish independence referendum

A further tranche of results from YouGov’s poll for The Times was released on Saturday, while additional findings from Ipsos MORI’s poll for STV are also now available. Between them they contain a few points that are worth noting – on independence, more devolution, further referendums and the party battle. Independence Saturday’s Times greeted us […]


YouGov Confirm SNP Well Ahead

31st October 2014 Comment Elections, parties & leaders

A bit like buses, after a dearth of polling for a few weeks, not just one, but two Scottish polls were released yesterday. Following on from Ipsos MORI’s poll for STV released yesterday lunchtime, last night a YouGov poll for The Times was published. Although its results are not as dramatic as those of Ipsos […]


Ipsos MORI Give SNP Record Westminster Poll Rating

30th October 2014 Comment Elections, parties & leaders

Ever since 18 September, Labour have been fretting about the impact the referendum campaign may have had on their prospects north of the border in next May’s Westminster election. Although the party was on the winning side in the referendum, the Yes vote was relatively high in the less affluent and thus more Labour parts […]


The Referendum Legacy

17th October 2014 Comment Elections, parties & leaders

Today TNS BMRB have published their first poll of voters in Scotland since the referendum. As well as giving us an insight into the relative popularity of the ways in which people actually got involved in the referendum campaign, it also provides some evidence on whether the referendum has left a legacy of potentially higher […]



What Does England Want?

14th October 2014 Comment How England should be governed

The Commons gets its first chance this week to consider the fallout from the Scottish referendum, including a full day’s debate today. Although some of the discussion will be about the hopes and aspirations north of the border for more devolution, there will doubtless be debate too about what changes to the governance of England […]


Panelbase for the SNP: More on More Devolution and on Labour’s Prospects

6th October 2014 Comment Elections, parties & leaders How Scotland should be governed The Scottish independence referendum

The results of a poll conducted by Panelbase for the SNP have gradually been released during the last few days. There are two principal findings of interest. First, it provides further evidence on people’s attitudes towards more devolution. Second, it provides further evidence on the standings of the parties in the Westminster and Holyrood elections […]