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Independence support up again

A YouGuv poll commissioned by The Times has found that support for independence has increased to 52% while the SNP maintains its lead in Westminster voting intentions.
Independence support up again

Vow Plus ridiculed

The Times today publishes details of a poll carried out by YouGuv showing Westminster voting intentions with the SNP on 48% and second placed Labour on 27%. The Times is reporting that this could mean Labour losing up to 30 seats in Scotland. The data gathering for this poll was carried wholly since Jim Murphy was elected as the leader of Labour in Scotland.

The fact that Labour support is the same as in December suggests that there has been no Murphy bounce effect. Furthermore, YouGuv also asked for approval ratings for the party leaders; Nicola Sturgeon scored a net +42 (the highest of any leader in the UK) and Jim Murphy scored a net -10 the same as David Cameron

Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon

In reaction to this, and all other recent polls showing the SNP with a healthy lead, the Labour Party have panicked into bringing Ed Miliband north and yet again wheeling out Gordon Brown to make another  "Vow". Incredibly, Labour have even decided to refer to it as Vow Plus and have been justifiably ridiculed (and here and in today's National) for doing so.

YouGuv also asked the referendum question "Should Scotland be an independent country?" to which 52% said Yes. The table below shows the change in opinion, as gathered by YouGuv, since August 2013.

YouGuv Independence Question polling
YouGuv Independence Question polling

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