Labour Still Trail As Its Devolution Proposals Cut Little Ice

February has (almost) come and gone and there is still no sign of Labour making any significant inroad into the SNP’s lead in voting intentions for May’s Westminster election – which is now little more than two months away.  In their latest monthly poll published today, TNS BMRB actually put the SNP up 5 points […]

Poll of Polls: Westminster Vote Intentions: 22 February

The graph below shows the latest What Scotland Thinks/ScotCen Poll of Polls of voting intentions in Scotland for the 2015 UK general election and how it has evolved over time. The latest Poll of Polls is based on two polls by TNS BMRB, one by Survation and one by YouGov.  Between them the four polls […]

So What Should We Do About Sectarianism?

It has been described as “Scotland’s Shame”. And indeed according to a new report published today by the Scottish Government and based on findings from the 2014 Scottish Social Attitudes survey, much of the Scottish public appears to agree that it is a problem. But what should be done about it is, perhaps, a rather […]

Oh So Slow Progress By Labour?

The latest monthly poll by Survation for the Daily Record is published today. So far as Westminster vote intentions are concerned, it still leaves Labour, on 28%, trailing the SNP, on 45%, by as much as 17 points – enough to see Labour lose three-quarters of the seats that it currently holds north of the […]

Poll of Polls: Westminster Vote Intentions: 17 February

The graph below shows the latest What Scotland Thinks/ScotCen Poll of Polls of voting intentions in Scotland for the 2015 UK general election and how it has evolved over time. The latest Poll of Polls is based on one poll by Survation, one by Ipsos MORI, one by TNS BMRB, and one by YouGov.  Between […]

TNS BMRB Shows Lower SNP Lead

There is slightly better news for Labour in a poll of voting intentions published by TNS BMRB this morning. It puts the party on 31% (amongst those certain to vote), just ten points behind the SNP on 41%. In contrast the three previous Scotland wide polls to be published put the SNP lead at between […]

Poll of Polls: Westminster Vote Intentions: 2 Feb Updated

The graph below shows the latest What Scotland Thinks/ScotCen Poll of Polls of voting intentions in Scotland for the 2015 UK general election and how it has evolved over time. The latest Poll of Polls is based on one poll by Survation, one by Ipsos MORI, one by TNS BMRB, and one by YouGov. This […]

Ashcroft shows those ‘safe’ Labour seats really are at risk

Impossible surely? Labour seats north of the border nearly all have such huge majorities. The SNP cannot possibly sweep the board in Scotland in May? This has been a common reaction to the sequence of polls in the last four months that on average has put the SNP as much as 20 percentage points ahead […]

Labour Still in Deep Trouble

The stream of disturbing polls for Labour from north of the border continues in full flood. Today sees the publication of another poll – by YouGov for The Times –  that puts the SNP sufficiently far ahead for it to take all but a handful of Labour’s current seats. The SNP are credited with 48%, […]

Poll of Polls: Westminster Vote Intentions: 2 Feb

The graph below shows the latest What Scotland Thinks/ScotCen Poll of Polls of voting intentions in Scotland for the 2015 UK general election and how it has evolved over time. The latest Poll of Polls is based on one poll by Panelbase, one by Survation, one by Ipsos MORI and one by YouGov (which is […]

Poll of Polls: Westminster Vote Intentions: 19 Jan

The graph below shows the latest What Scotland Thinks/ScotCen Poll of Polls of voting intentions in Scotland for the 2015 UK general election and how it has evolved over time. The latest Poll of Polls is based on one poll by ICM, one by Panelbase, one by Survation and one by Ipsos MORI. The polls […]

Introducing Our Westminster Poll of Polls

Regular users of this site during the referendum will remember that one of its more popular features was a ‘Poll of Polls’ of voting intentions in the referendum. It showed the average share of the vote for Yes and No recorded by the last six polls of referendum voting intentions. Attention is now, of course, […]

Ipsos MORI Give Murphy Little To Smile About

If there was a slight smile on Jim Murphy’s face at the news on Sunday that, according to Panelbase, the SNP’s lead for May’s general election had dropped from 17 points to 10, it will have disappeared on hearing the news from Ipsos MORI for STV last night that with just 24% support, his party […]

Labour Still Have A Mountain To Climb: New Survation Poll

The quiet of the New Year is definitely over. Just 24 hours after the publication of the first readings of the year, today’s Daily Record reports the findings of its latest monthly poll from Survation. Much like yesterday’s Panelbase poll in The Sunday Times today’s poll suggests there might have been some narrowing of the […]

Reason for Labour to Smile A Little?

The New Year has seen Labour’s new Scottish leader, Jim Murphy, make a few waves with a promise to deliver 1,000 extra nurses that would in effect be paid for by the proceeds of a UK government mansion tax that would be paid primarily by those living in London and the South East. Meanwhile the […]