Friday, March 31, 2017

POLL : Devastating blow for Theresa May as overwhelming majority of Scottish public back the Scottish Parliament's right to call an independence referendum

Survation seem to conduct telephone polls in Scotland pretty regularly, but most of them are private polls (probably for a unionist party) that are not intended for publication.  Today's Survation telephone poll was commissioned by the SNP, but it's little wonder the results have been published, because they are nothing short of disastrous for Theresa May's "no, not now" strategy, which relies so heavily on using a tame media to build an illusion of public sympathy for her outrageous actions.

Who do you think should have the right to decide if there should be a referendum in Scotland that would allow the people of Scotland to choose between Brexit and independence?  Should it be...

The Scottish Parliament : 61%
The Westminster Parliament : 39%

Even before today, the broadcast media had no excuse for constantly parroting the myth that Ms May somehow had Scottish public opinion on her side, but they'll find people laughing at them if they attempt it again.  Just in case respondents didn't fully grasp the implications of what they were being asked, the Survation poll posed another question that addressed the issue in a way that left no room for ambiguity whatsoever -

Do you think the Westminster Parliament should have the right to block a plan for a referendum in Scotland, even if it is agreed on and voted for by the Scottish Parliament?

Yes 42%
No 58%

So respondents don't think that Theresa May should even have the right to do what she is attempting to do, let alone that she should actually do it.

Taking matters to an even more advanced level of 'belt and braces' super-clarity, a third question was asked just to check whether the people who didn't want Westminster to have a veto on the principle of a referendum had a completely different view on whether Westminster should be able to decide the timing.  Surprise surprise, they didn't.  (Or not in any great numbers, anyway.)

Who do you think should have the right to decide the timing of a referendum in Scotland that would allow the people of Scotland to choose between Brexit and Independence, if it were to happen? Should it be….

The Scottish Parliament : 56%
The Westminster Parliament : 44%

As you'd expect, there's a division between Yes and No voters from 2014 on all of these three questions - but surprisingly large minorities of No voters back the Scottish Government's stance.  For example, as many as 36.4% of No voters think Holyrood should decide on the principle of whether a referendum should be held.  What's particularly interesting is that there is largely a meeting of minds between Remain and Leave voters - the only question on which they disagree is the one about which parliament should decide on timing, and even on that Leave voters are more or less evenly split.  

The Survation poll comes hot on the heels of new survey findings from the National Centre for Social Research showing that by a narrow 51% to 47% margin, the Scottish public feel that Scotland is a nation and should not be forced out of the European Union as a result of a UK-wide referendum.

32 comments:

  1. Hi James, how do I donate to your page? We need you, WGD, WoS, Bella and all the rest more than ever!!

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    1. I second that Kenny , I don't see any link for fund raisung for the site.

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    2. There's still a link on the desktop version of the site, Jim. It's on the sidebar. I haven't been promoting the fundraiser so heavily over the last couple of weeks because I didn't want to distract from the main fundraising drive for ScotRef.

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  3. I remember on previous posts James said an old fundraiser was still live but on desktop page it directs you to an indigo page but its not live.

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    1. It's still live, Kenny - the simplest way of donating is to click on one of the 'perks'. If the exact amount you want to donate isn't listed among the perks, just click on the £10 option, and then the next page will allow you to customise the amount.

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    2. I did enter that page but the perks were faded out a bit and when I clicked on the £10 option nothing happened. I'll have another go at and let you know

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    3. Just to let you know I finally managed to donate. No sure what was going on before. Wish I could give more mate but Iv tried to spread what I can to as many Indy sites as pos. Keep up the good work

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  4. Given that we are not privy to private polls conducted by the unionist parties in Scotland,we can only judge what they have been saying by the actions of their representatives at Holyrood.
    Their hysterical outbursts during the referendum debate says it all.
    Who are these 47% of Scots who think that Scots should have no say in their future?
    Strange people.

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  5. I think it was Murdo Fraser on BBC Radio Scotland this morning who was talking about yet another poll where most folk don't want another referendum. Does anyone know which poll that was as its clearly not the one above.

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    1. One that he made up in his head,I would venture. Just like the many other false claims he pulls out of mid-air.

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    2. Murdo's posterior is his spokesperson. He's a drain on the national purse.

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  6. There's that ~38% number cropping up again. What are the ultra-loyalist third of Scots going to do with themselves post-indy? Better get the support groups organised now. Union jack withdrawal is going to sting.

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  7. Wee Jimmy Krankie is determined to rejoin the EU as a committed commie globalist charlatan.Would one Nat on this website itemise one thing apart from the saltire or Krankie saying THINK AGAIN,that shows that she is a nationalist.I wont hold my breathe.The champagne socialist is lapping up the privalage and power and she wants more,and that means one thing,GLOBALISM,otherwise she wont be hobnobbing and globetrotting in London,New York,Barcelona etc with her One World Government luciferian friends.who want to destroy borders,nation states,christianity,cultures and traditions all the things true nationalists like myself want to uphold.

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    1. Go and lie down in a darkened room and take two valium .... you'll be OK tomorrow ! ! !

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    2. I thought GWC had 'retired'....!

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  8. Yoons'll just have to live with it Anon @ 2;09 as we did except on an Independence vote there will be no promises of fruit conserves tomorrow exported or otherwise.

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  9. I'm sure this will be reported on the bbc so when Murdo Fraser lies about the public desire not to have a referendum the bbc reporter will set him straight.

    AH ken, Ah ken... nae bloody chance.

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  10. 2.45 - I see McTernan has been hitting the bottle hard again.

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  11. James,

    Looking forward to your further details and analysis.

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  12. SNP private polling , is a massive help

    since I last posted here,I joined scottish greens,the day may signed article50

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  13. So a majority do not believe that the government should govern. This would be the same government they voted to pledge allegiance to just two years ago.

    This poll proves one thing and one thing only - there are a lot of idiots in Scotland (and the sensible, educated, rational people need protection from them).

    Smell the block.

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    1. Maybe, just maybe, a lot of sensible people who voted no in 2014 have woken up and smelled the coffee Aldo. There's still time for you too to arise from your slumber.

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    2. The only thing he smells is the shite that comes out his gob .

      This joker could give comical Ali a run for his money !

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  14. Winston ChurchillApril 1, 2017 at 2:43 AM

    Poor Nat si losers. Wee Knickerless with her Chamberlain piece of paper not worth wiping yer erse with. The British will never surrender to German fascists with or without the aid of Knickerless and the Jock fascists.

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    1. Here's GWC's love song for its Tory overlords:

      https://youtu.be/vwmU343eBu0

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  15. Sounds promising James. Do you know the sample for this one?

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  16. The poll was done by survation but I am puzzled, not one of the questions was, do you want indi 2, not one. So the 53% does not relate to anyone actually asking for one. look at the three questions http://survation.com/holyrood-decide-new-independence-referendum-majority-scots/

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  17. The sample was, Survation interviewed 1,014 Scottish adults aged 16+ via telephone on the 28th and 29th March 2017.

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