So just a quick update on the crowdfunder to run a new poll on independence. At the moment (just after 11pm on Saturday night) the running total stands at £5112, so hopefully we stand a good chance of reaching the target figure of £6000, or at least getting very close. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far, or spread the word on social media. Thanks also to The National and to Paul Kavanagh of Wee Ginger Dug for giving the crowdfunder a plug.
All things being equal, I'll hopefully begin my attempts to commission a poll on Monday, so if you have any brilliant suggestions for questions, now is the time to put them forward. My tentative plan is to ask the standard independence question, plus the Westminster voting intention question, and then four (or possibly five) supplementary questions. I know it may seem odd to ask for Westminster voting intentions when it's the Holyrood election we have on the horizon, but remember that Holyrood polls take up two questions (constituency ballot and list ballot), so would leave less space for supplementary questions. The main thing is that we'll get a sense of the direction of travel (if any) from a Westminster question.
Last time around, it was just after the election and the supplementary questions practically chose themselves. This time I've got lots of ideas, but it's trickier to know which are the most important topics to be asking about at this precise moment. So even if you don't have any specific suggestions for questions, feel free to give your thoughts on which general topics would be best, and why.
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