Another day, another ill-judged analysis of Scottish politics from Stormfront Lite's Bedfordshire-based editor Mike Smithson, known fondly to thousands of East Dunbartonshire residents as an 'impartial' letter-writing 'election expert' (in spite of being a long-standing Liberal Democrat member, a former Liberal Democrat county councillor, and a former Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate). When he mysteriously claimed yesterday that the SNP's electoral position was 'precarious', I wondered aloud if he was even aware of the three full-scale polls of Scottish voting intentions for Westminster that have been conducted since the election in June, and which all show that the SNP's support has gone back up. He's unwittingly answered my question today -
"One of the problems we have with ongoing analysis of this is that there is very little regular Scotland only polling. Trying to assess what’s happening north of the border from the Scottish sub-set in national polls is fraught with danger."
Ooooh yes, subsamples are just riddled with peril for the unsuspecting impartial Liberal Democrat expert. Just as well, then, that we've had three full-scale Scottish polls in the last few weeks, including one very recently. Quite plainly he's oblivious to that fact.
A word of advice, Mike. You don't even need to read Scot Goes Pop - there's a regularly updated list of Scottish polls on Wikipedia. Might be an idea to take five seconds to check it before you next pontificate about the SNP's 'precarious' electoral position.