One of many dumber issues we see often posted on social media is that Sure voices ought to cease criticising the First Minister as a result of her management is the one motive Sure is now constantly forward within the polls and we might haven’t any likelihood of profitable a brand new referendum with another person in cost.
That is clearly nonsense, as a result of Nicola Sturgeon was SNP chief and FM for 5 years during which help moved barely a single millimetre, till COVID-19 got here alongside. Our present lead is due totally to a tiny invisible virus and an enormous Etonian buffoon.
However you realize us, readers – we wish to verify.
So final week’s Panelbase ballot which put Sure within the lead by 56-44 additionally had a few questions from us in it, together with this one:
And as you possibly can see, what it discovered was that the alternative of Sturgeon as FM would so far as could be moderately ascertained make completely no distinction to the result of a second independence referendum.
6% of individuals at present planning to vote Sure would positively swap to No, however 5% of No voters would positively swap the opposite method, whereas 13% of Sure voters would rethink their place however so would 17% of No voters.
As was the case with Alex Salmond, the FM’s character could be very a lot a double-edged sword: plenty of individuals love her irrationally, however plenty of individuals hate her irrationally too, and the 2 teams just about stability one another out.
To be fairly sincere, the truth that over 1 / 4 of Scots are keen to not less than contemplate altering their view come what may on your entire way forward for the nation over their opinion of a single particular person politician is one which disturbs us drastically.
However then, as we already knew, the very same proportion of Scots – 27% – thinks the Solar typically revolves across the Earth, so we suppose we shouldn’t be stunned to substantiate once more that Scotland is a rustic of not less than 1,000,000 bloody idiots.