I'm hoping Lord Ashcroft has chosen a broad selection of Scottish seats so we'll be able to draw broad conclusions pic.twitter.com/PBlQWf90WD
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) February 3, 2015
UPDATE – the Ashcroft Scottish polling published early
The Ashcroft Scottish polling has been published and show a staggering 25.4% LAB to SNP swing http://t.co/EBa7AX8oK5
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) February 4, 2015
At 11am Lord Ashcroft’s Scottish polls are due to be published and, hopefully, they’ll give us a clearer idea about what is going to happen in the 59 seats north of the border on May 7th.
Scottish seats vary so much on a whole range of measures and it would be really good if Lord A has chosen a group that will enable us to make broader statements about what’s going to happen on May 7th.
As a starting point my wish is that there’s a reasonable spread based on the IndyRef outcome. Hopefully there will be both seats that voted strongly for NO on September 18th, those that voted for YES and those in-between..
A geographical spread right across Scotland would also be great because the politics of, say, the Highlands and Islands are totally different from elsewhere. Glasgow has a totally different political culture than Edinburgh as do Dundee and Aberdeen.
It really is great that Lord A is investing his money is these surveys which are enabling us to look at the coming battle in a way that has nor been possibly previously.
Roll on 11am for the official publication.