In a poll of mostly independence supporters, 80% have confirmed that they DO think ‘Sturgeon’ (sic) IS serious about independence planning.

Prompted by the suggestion that ‘No one thinks she’s serious’, Twitter followers of The Tusker were asked: ‘Do you think the First Minister’s independence plans are serious?

Of the 4 906 then following on Twitter, 2 020 responded and after 21 hours, 80.1% had selected ‘Yes‘ indicating that the notion was well wide of the mark.

Judging by the very rare occurrence of anti-independence comments seen in responses to 14 300 tweets over 6 years, it seem reasonable to suggest that the sample is made up of almost entirely independence supporters.

Many will be SNP members and supporters though it is impossible to estimate just what that percentage is. The tweets and the blog posts do sometimes receive comment critical of the SNP leadership.

Consequently, it seems reasonable to suggest that this is a representative sample of the voters which the Herald is referring to.

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