GE2015 polling should be put on one side so the focus for next next 2 weeks can be Scotland

September 3rd, 2014

There’s no excuse for the lack of IndyRef polling

A fortnight tomorrow a massive election is taking place north of the border. The turnout is expected to be greater than just about any other election that we’ve seen in Britain in recent times and the outcome, either way, will have huge consequence.

Already the financial markets are getting nervous, the pound is edging downwards, and yet we have only a trickle of polling data coming through.

Almost all the polling focus is on the general election – yet the single biggest event that’s likely to impact on that is Scotland’s decision.

The London-based national media appear to have had very little interest when it comes to commissioning IndyRef polls. The lack of them in the past five weeks has been appalling.

I’ve made this point before – we urgently need more polling.

Mike Smithson

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