The Daily Mail have released that rare thing, a Scotland-wide poll with a 1,000+ sample size.
It has been a long while since the last one but it seems the SNP has taken a bit of a hit on a number of scores and it's difficult to shake off the suggestion that some of this is due to the Al-Megrahi decision.
'Post hoc ergo propter hoc' and all that, just because one thing follows another it doesn't necessarily mean they are related, correlation does not always equate to causation, so one has to make one's own mind up on this. Anyway, here are the numbers:
On independence, only 28% are said to back it (no indication what the wording of the question was)
On Holyrood voting intentions, we have:
SNP - 33% (-5)
Lab - 31% (-1)
Con - 16% (+3)
LD - 16% (+4)
There was a Westminster voting question which, worryingly, has the SNP on a rather light 25%. No other figures seem to be known yet.
Crucially, on the question of the Al-Megrahi release, 42% said the release was correct and 51% said the release was wrong.
Split by party, Lib Dems were 57% in favour, Labour 39% and Tories 30%. Once again, Tavish Scott is looking like he is facing in the wrong direction on this issue but at least Gray and Goldie have their members behind them.
This comes on the back of a poll of Scottish lawyers, where almost 70% of these more learned individuals agreed with the Justice Secretary's decision.
The silver lining surrounding all of this is, if the slight dip in the SNP's fortunes is off the back of the Al-Megrahi decision, it should correct itself fairly soon as the story blows over.
Then again, this could give the unionist parties the impetus to kick on and put a no-confidence motion to the Parliament next week in seeking Kenny MacAskill's resignation which would surely force an election.
With this, there is a warning in the YouGov poll. Although 51% of people disagree with Kenny's decision, only a third wish to see him resign so the criticism is not as fierce as it could have been.
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