Cards on the table, I’m an SNP member and I voted SNP 1 Green 2. I might have voted Alba 2 until the crazy trans comments from some members and the polls suggesting they might be a wasted vote too. Listening to the very impressive Scottish Greens co-leader, Lorna Slater will have played a part in my decision
Though a member, I’ve been pretty sure the SNP 1 and 2 strategy was more tribal than rational.
I’m also relaxed about a wider alliance especially with a party holding even more leftist views on economic matters.
Some have misunderstood my intentions in writing about this. I’ve spent the last nearly 50 years being curious about controversies on which I often have no strong opinion.
I have friends who voted SNP 1 and 2, SNP 1 Green 2 and SNP 1 Alba 2. Perhaps because of my age, more of the latter than I’d expected.
Anyhow, it’s interesting isn’t it?
The polls have largely put Alba out of the game but when you see the regional breakdown in the data tables, only released yesterday and in the case of the Savanta/Scotsman/Suspicious ones, still under wraps, Alba look stronger in some parts and even into double figures in two.
Seeing those breakdowns, I did a twitterpoll with the above results.
1 546 responses out of 5 500 followers, is good. The sample is of course not properly structured and it’s self-selecting so that’s bad but it’s quite a big sample of almost entirely the Yes supporters we’re interested in knowing about, so that’s good.
We’ll know on Saturday. I won’t eat my hat either way.