Oct 6, 2023 -- 1:48AM, sageform wrote:
It may be important in Scotland whether SNP or Labour win these seats but they nearly always vote together in Westminster so it has little effect there.
The SNP don't vote in Westminster on matters not affecting Scotland.
Oct 9, 2023 -- 1:08PM, truehoncho wrote:
Well at the moment they have over 6% so its very informative yak hunt.
Sorry, not sure what you mean?
Oct 9, 2023 -- 1:20PM, truehoncho wrote:
Its a Westminster Voting Intention poll yak hunt.
Yes, the point I am making is that the SNP do not stand in seats outside of Scotland. The margin of error in national polls of this nature where one of the parties only stands in a fraction of that geographical area of the electorate make it worthless. If it was a poll of Scotland voters only, that is a different matter entirely.
Oct 9, 2023 -- 1:30PM, truehoncho wrote:
So you thing the poll is biased. Ok, just ignore it then yak hunt.
It's not in the least biased. However, it's impossible to be accurate on very small subsamples as it is here. There will be less than two persons per constituency in Scotland asked for their input to this poll. The margin for error is so massive as to make the subsample useless. If the next national poll comes along and the SNP are at 2%. does that mean that their support has doubled from this poll?
Oct 9, 2023 -- 2:38PM, truehoncho wrote:
Well done. Thanks for another biases poll yak hunt.
It's not in the slightest biased, nor was the previous one. The parties that stand in all areas of the country, their vote is relatively consistent. The ones who don't, such as the SNP and Plaid Cymru, their vote share is totally unreliable at a national poll level.