There's been a bit of a pattern on social media in recent weeks that anyone who says anything complimentary about Alex Salmond, or suggests he might have a future in politics or in public life, finds themselves presented with a graphic (a rather tacky graphic, it has to be said) comparing Mr Salmond's net personal rating with those of Nicola Sturgeon and Boris Johnson. This is done with a "game over" sort of implication. To which the obvious reply is "haven't you heard of proportional representation?", ie. "don't you know that only 6% of the vote in any region is enough to become an MSP?" It doesn't matter if only a relatively small minority of the population have a favourable view of a politician or a party, as long as that minority feel strongly enough to actually come out and vote for the said politician or party.
The Salmond bashers have a shiny new toy to play with as a result of the new Survation poll (which, don't forget, was mostly conducted before Friday's evidence session).
Which of the following would make the best First Minister?