Some more results from the bumper Progress Scotland/Survation poll have just been released, and they show that the Scottish Government is more highly regarded than the UK government on a number of counts, that the Scottish Government's handling of the pandemic is regarded more favourably than the UK Government's handling, and that Nicola Sturgeon is regarded as having performed far better than Boris Johnson during the crisis. Although these findings very much echo what has been reported in previous polls, it's nevertheless encouraging that the recent onslaught from unionist parties doesn't seem to have fundamentally changed public attitudes.
Agree or disagree that the Scottish/UK government is...?
UK Govt: Agree 41%, Disagree 34%
Scottish Govt: Agree 57%, Disagree 18%
UK Govt: Agree 27%, Disagree 49%
Scottish Govt: Agree 59%, Disagree 22%
UK Govt: Agree 24%, Disagree 57%
Scottish Govt: Agree 54%, Disagree 26%
UK Govt: Agree 25%, Disagree 54%
Scottish Govt: Agree 55%, Disagree 26%
'Good at communicating with public'
UK Govt: Agree 23%, Disagree 60%
Scottish Govt: Agree 67%, Disagree 17%
UK Govt: Agree 20%, Disagree 54%
Scottish Govt: Agree 53%, Disagree 22%
Rating of Scottish/UK government's handling of the pandemic on 0-10 scale (0-4 bad, 6-10 good)
UK Govt: Good 16%, Bad 74%
Scottish Govt: Good 60%, Bad 29%
Rating of Nicola Sturgeon/Boris Johnson's handling of the pandemic on 0-10 scale (0-4 bad, 6-10 good)
Boris Johnson: Good 12%, Bad 79%
Nicola Sturgeon: Good 62%, Bad 29%
Perhaps the most striking finding in the whole poll is that no fewer than 39% of respondents give Boris Johnson a zero rating, and another 20% rate him at just 1 or 2. There's not a great deal of nuance about Scots' disdain for the Prime Minister. And the biggest mystery is that a plurality of respondents think the UK government is 'authoritative' - something that is totally out of kilter with the other results.
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