The Panelbase voter questionnaire commissioned by Wings Over Scotland has thrown a spanner in the works of the usual media polls on the question of Scottish independence showing that the Scots are almost evenly divided in their opinions with 36% favouring a No vote, 34% a Yes vote and 30% undecided.
“36% of Scots voters are currently planning to vote No in the referendum, with 34% planning to vote Yes and 30% undecided.
(14% plan to rebel against the position of the party they support.)
67% of Scots do NOT believe the Scottish Parliament will be granted any additional new powers if there is a No vote in the referendum.
(And over a quarter of those people believe Holyrood’s powers will be REDUCED.)
If Scotland was currently an independent country, only 18% of Scots would vote to join the Union.
(With 55% against and 28% undecided.)
Only 6% of Scots think the Scottish media is doing an adequate job of giving them the facts about independence.
(Almost six times as many think the media just prints what it’s told.)
Only 13% of Scots think the Scottish media is unbiased.
(Over three times as many think it’s biased AGAINST independence as FOR it.)
20% of Scots might switch parties after a Yes vote. Only 5% might switch after a No vote.
(22% are unsure, leaving only 53% definitely committed to their current party.)”
A fascinating counter to the British Unionist newspaper headlines reporting the predictions of doom and gloom for the Scottish Nationalist movement made by the US-based polling analyst Nate Silver.