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Marf on the IndyRef countdown and Canadians give their backing to the separatists

Monday, September 15th, 2014

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A new poll of Canadians by Leger for the Association for Canadian Studies has just come out and finds Scottish IndyRef YES is supported by 32% to 29%.

Interestingly amongst those sampled who are from Quebec the split was 44% YES to 24% NO.

The independence referendum that took place in the Province in October 1995 is is the closest comparison to Thursday’s big election in Scotland.

Back then YES went into polling day with a lead but voters in the Province rejected the move by a fraction of 1%. Interestingly the demographic splits that we are seeing in Scotland at the moment – women and the old being the most opposed to change, happened in Quebec.

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    With just four days to the big day Marf returns to give her take

    Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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    Welcome back Marf and the second 35% share for LAB from YouGov this week

    Friday, May 9th, 2014

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    Looking back over the past decade there’s little doubt that Westminster voting intentions can be all over the place in the closing phase of the Euro elections campaign. It happened in 2004 and 2009 so maybe there’s a case for saying that we oughtn’t to read too much into the current comparatively poor shares for Labour.

    Just check out this YouGov table showing all the daily polls since GE2010 to put things into context.

    But the Tory Westminster share seems to be holding up well. This should be worrying for the red team.

    Mike Smithson

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    Meanwhile as we wait for the SPOTY election a cartoon from Marf…

    Sunday, December 15th, 2013

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    Marf on the segregation debate

    Saturday, December 14th, 2013

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    Marf on the economy and the morning’s polling news

    Thursday, November 14th, 2013

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  • Latest YouGov sees UKIP up at 13% again

    Farage’s party seems to poll within a range of 10-13% in the daily YouGov surveys and this morning’s figure is at the top of that range.

    On a bare uniform national swing this is not enough for UKIP to win a single seat but it can damage other parties, particularly the Tories. This latest poll shows that 19% of 2010 CON voters are now saying purple – one of the reasons why the blues are down at 31%.

    Other polling news

    Mike Smithson

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    Marf on what we are not allowed to talk about and news of 2 PB gatherings

    Friday, November 1st, 2013

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    A reminder: Next Dirty Dicks do, November 20th 6.30 pm

    Thanks once again to Fat Steve for making the arrangements. The next PB gathering will be at the Dirty Dicks pub just across the road from Liverpool Street Station in London from 1830 on Wednesday November 20th. These have become very much a tradition and a good time is generally had by all.

    There’s an area at the back of the pub on the first floor that is semi-reserved for us. Please try to make it if you can,

  • Note SeanT has generously offered to make a contribution to the evening – so get there early to get a free drink.
  • A PB event in Ilkley, Yorkshire: July 8 2014

    David Herdson and I plan to host a PB event in Yorkshire in July next year and initial soundings suggest that it would be popular

    I’m going to be on holiday in the county for the Tour de France which has two Yorkshire stages on July 5th and 6th.

    We haven’t decided on a venue yet but we’ll most likely gather at one of the town’s excellent pubs.

    Ilkely is easily accessible by car and train.

    Mike Smithson

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    Marf on a windy day and LAB still struggling to win CON converts

    Monday, October 28th, 2013

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    The chart shows the broad make-up of the current LAB vote according to today’s poll. Although there is the normal variation from pollster to pollster and poll to poll the big picture is the same – very few CON voters from last time have moved into the LAB camp.

    Looking back at previous elections where the main opposition party has seen a substantial increase in support from the previous election a large component has been CON>LAB and LAB>CON switching. That is simply not happening this time and if it wasn’t for the seepage of CON votes to UKIP things would look a lot more competitive.

    The consolation for for EdM in all of this is that he still retains the 2010 LD switchers.

    Mike Smithson

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