Sturgeon’s popularity limited by 100% restriction

Is the media effect reversed? The more the media report negatively on the FM, the more popular she gets.

In a poll where the desperate find the teeniest suggestion of a dip in support for independence, Ipsos MORI reveal this:

https://www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/ct/news/documents/2021-02/ipsos_mori_february_2021_scottish_political_monitor_charts_v1_public.pdf

95%, up from 93% in October 2021. She’s going nowhere unless she decides to.

Take out the don’t knows and it’s 97%.

From New Zealand:

Ardern’s own popularity as preferred prime minister was sky high at 62%, while the National Party’s newly elected 61-year-old leader Judith Collins stood at just 14.6%.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-newzealand-election-ardern-idUSKCN24R0UI

17 thoughts on “Sturgeon’s popularity limited by 100% restriction

  1. The reverse of reverse psychology. The BBC really run the UK now don’t they. Their propaganda unit must be apoplectic that Scotland’s democratically elected First Minister of the party they absolutely cannot abide, is still so favoured for her humanity and competence. Aww bless.

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  2. The colonial media pile-on continues, unabated. Vile, misogynistic and fish-wife gossip dressed up as news.
    This “inquiry” has not long to run. The Ministerial Code investigation then looms large.
    If Sturgeon is vindicated in both, then the backlash against the Brit Nats and their tame media will be spectacular.
    If she is found guilty in one or both, then it’s a set back, but we start afresh with a new leader. Our own leader.

    NOT SOME CLOWN PARACHUTED IN BY LONDON!

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  3. FANTASTIC NEWS BRING THE MAY VOTES
    THEN PLUU THE PLUG ON THIS UNION
    WITH OR WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT

    WE CAN STRIP ALL OUR ASSETS AND TAXES AND START OUR OWN DEPARTMENTS GIVING MORE JOBS
    EVERY SINGLE DEPARTMENT THAT IS NECESSARY
    TO RUŃ A COUNTRY
    WILL NOW BE INCREASE SCOTTISH EMPLOYMENT
    NOT FROM FROM OTHER COUNTRY

    PLENTY OF WORK FOR OUR CHILDREN
    And wealth for all NOT THE FEW

    WE NEED TO REMIND ALL YES VOTERS AND THOSE CITIZENS
    WHO WOULD VOTE FOR OTHER PARTIES AT OTHER TIMES BUT WANT AWAY FROM CORRUPT AND DISRESPECTFUL WESTMINSTER

    THEY MUST VOTE FOR SNP 1&2
    Once the referendum is ACHIEVED
    EVERYONE IS FREE TO CHOOSE THEIR PREFERRED POLITICAL PARTY

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    1. Yes we need a ‘#me too’ for anyone who has touched a woman’s cheek or hair or commented on shoes.
      Not sure there will be many who would get to join the ‘#iwasframed’ hashtag. Thankfully.

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      1. Salmond is innocent. Some of the women were conned into testifying by elements in the civil service.

        Jim Sillars has other axes to grind e.g.

        Former SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars has said he won’t vote for the SNP in next week’s European elections because of its stance against Brexit

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  4. re. Leslie Evans. It’s about bloody time the Faculty Of Advocates got their finger out, though I’m not particularly surprised they’ve taken so long to do so. Scots law and legal practice has gotten distastefully comfy and lethargic, supplicating itself to the traditions of English legal culture (see Parliamentary sovereignty). I’m not exactly a legal scholar, but even I know for a fact that retrospective criminal law is extremely dodgy.

    https://www.qhrc.qld.gov.au/your-rights/human-rights-law/right-to-protection-against-retrospective-criminal-laws

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  5. Put simply, this mess is pretty much the result of British civil servants, and low-flying products of the Scottish justice system, following the methods and practice of English legal culture. Which takes a distinctly exceptional approach to human rights, as Westminster considers itself impervious to, and above, external law that challenges English legal culture.

    https://www.ag.gov.au/rights-and-protections/human-rights-and-anti-discrimination/human-rights-scrutiny/public-sector-guidance-sheets/prohibition-retrospective-criminal-laws

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  6. I think Jim Sillar’s complaint re the recent Covid /Alex Salmond briefing
    Is exactly on the money. This is becoming embarrassing. Jeane Freeman should now be doing these briefings not NS, in my opinion.

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  7. https://news.stv.tv/opinion/a-mess-to-embarrass-the-architects-of-devolution?top

    “From the forming of the Scottish Governments harassment procedures, to the Court of Session declaring them unlawful, to the subsequent criminal prosecution of Mr Salmond through to the current procedural torture chamber that is the Holyrood Committee probing those procedures, this is a sorry tale that has not been the finest hour for openness, accountability and transparency….

    ….James Wolffe QC told MSPs the other week some prosecutions related to the administration of Rangers FC in 2012 were ‘malicious’. The public purse has haemorrhaged tens of millions of pounds in damages to citizens Wolffe says should never have been prosecuted in the first place.

    Lord Tyre in another civil case last week said the prosecution of Mr David Grier proceeded without ‘probable cause’. This, the biggest scandal ever to hit the Crown Office in my lifetime, occurred in one of the world’s oldest legal systems in 2021.

    And if that wasn’t enough, the intervention of the Crown Office on Monday night led to the Scottish Parliament’s Corporate Body redacting evidence from Mr Salmond that he was meant to speak to today at the Holyrood committee.

    This is despite the fact the contents of his submission has been in the public domain and indeed has been widely published. I am tempted to ask why the Crown Office chose to have the Corporate body redact passages freely published elsewhere?”

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  8. Ms. Sturgeon has dropped 16 points on the overall satisfaction survey across all those polled. But not on the SNP party supporters only which you quote.

    A 4% fall in the independence vote. 36% less favourable toward SNP in general with 21% of those who voted SNP last time saying that they are less favourable towards SNP.

    So the current negative publicity is having an effect mainly on floating independence voters and the public at large rather than SNP supporters. I’d expect it to get worse as it plays out from here.

    At the moment the core SNP vote is holding up very well but how much will it take for that 21% to move their vote elsewhere or not vote at all?

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  9. Nicola Sturgeon is the only one who did not do anything wrong, All the rest of them involved did, Yet they are all trying to blame her. She followed the Ministerial Code to the letter and did what she was supposed to do,

    Lesley Evans, Salmond, the women, the Police, the Lord Advocate all behaved badly or lied. To different degrees. Nicola did nothing wrong. She played it by the book. Acted as she should have done but they are all trying to blame her. SNP women accusers. SNP women came to Alex Salmond Defence. They gave evidence.

    The grown men gloating and crowing. The lying hypocrites writing to the UK civil service incompetent about Nicola.It is beyond belief. Get the ridiculous ‘Inquiry’ over with. It is just an absolute embarrassment. Just a waste of time and public monies. It is just making people annoyed and angry. There are much more important things to worry about. Then a few people’s bruised egos. Prima Donnas milking the public purse. Briefing the sanctimonious press at every opportunity. Another pack of liars.

    People will come out to protect the Parliament and vote for it. To support and vote for Nicola and Co. The best leader the SNP/Scotland has ever had. More popular than ever and keeping people alive. A tremendous effort. People are grateful and appreciates. It. The dream will never die with Nicola in control. The pandemic in decline, Brexit shambles next. The Tory incompetence and badness. An important election. They have to be dealt with.

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