[The following opinion poll results are from a YouGov survey, conducted at the height of the furore over the SNP Government's repatriation of Abdelbaset Megrahi, published in the Scottish edition of today's Mail on Sunday. They show support for the Scottish National Party increasing from the previous poll only two days before. What follows is taken from a post on the UK Polling Report blog.]
[T]here is yet another Scottish poll, this time from Yougov in the Mail on Sunday’s Scottish edition. The poll [of 1183 adults] was conducted between the 26th and 28th August, so hot on the heels of the last YouGov Scotland poll, which was done between the 24th and 26th. The voting intention figures, each with changes from the previous poll 2 days before, are as follows:
Westminster: CON 20%(+1), LAB 30%(-3), LDEM 18%(+2), SNP 26%(+1)
Holyrood Constituency: CON 16%(nc), LAB 27%(-4), LDEM 16%(nc), SNP 34%(+1)
Holyrood Regional: CON 16%(-1), LAB 26%(-2), LDEM 16%(+1), SNP 30%(+3)
It’s a very short time span since the previous poll, but then, it’s also a fast moving story. It’s perfectly possible that all these differences are just variations within the margin of error. Alternatively, it could be a bit of a shift back towards the SNP as debate over the al-Megrahi release continues.