In Ipsos MORI’s poll for 15th to 21st February 2021, 1 031 respondents were asked:
Looking ahead to the Scottish Parliamentary election, which, if any, issues do you think will be very important to you in helping you decide which party to vote for?
Two issues fascinating the media and activists on social media, ‘LGBT rights / equality / GRA (LGR)’ and ‘Alex Salmond enquiry (ASE)’, appear to be of very little interest to potential voters.
Only 7 out of 1 031 or less than 0.7% selected LGR and only 5, or less than half of 1%, selected ASE.
The issues that do seem to matter are:
- Scottish independence/devolution 394 or 38%.
- Education/schools 305 or 30%
- Healthcare 239 or 23%
- Coronavirus 199 or 19%
- Economy 163 or 16%
- Europe 127 or 12%.
Only one poll I know, but a full-size one and unlikely to be well out so, the message is clear. We need not worry about support being driven away by those two issues.