Today’s Panelbase/Sunday Times poll suggests an overall majority of 1 for the SNP but a pro-independence ‘super-majority of 29.
Support for the new Alba Party at 6% is double that reported in the Survation/Courier poll which allegedly completed its field work only one day earlier, on the 30th March.
From the Times (data tables are not yet published):
Today’s poll of 1,009 adults on March 30-April 1 puts the SNP on 49 per cent in the constituency vote (+2 since last month), with the Tories on 22 per cent (-1), Labour unchanged on 20, the Lib Dems on 6 per cent (-1) and Greens still on 2. In the regional vote, the SNP is at 39 per cent (-3), the Conservatives on 21 per cent (-1), Labour on 17 per cent (-2), with the Greens on 8 per cent (+2), Alba on 6 per cent and the Lib Dems on 5 per cent (-2). All For Unity, George Galloway’s new unionist party, scores 4 per cent, on which basis the maverick former MP would be expected to become an MSP.
Perhaps most striking in the above is the apparent failure of the MSM efforts to present Anas Sarwar as man of ability, to replace the disappointing Douglas Ross, as the new hope of the Unionist cause.