AMS – Neither Complex nor Broken

July 20, 2020 Ballot Box Scotland 0

I’m not entirely sure why, but there are two particular misconceptions about Holyrood’s voting system that pop up frequently amongst journalists. AMS isn’t “complex”, and the SNP didn’t break it in 2011 – and you don’t need to be a mathematical genius to understand either of these things.

Survation, 20th-22nd January 2020

February 4, 2020 Ballot Box Scotland 0

We haven’t actually had a full Survation poll since March last year, so this is a welcome bit of diversity in terms of polling agencies.
SNP – 64
Conservative – 24
Labour – 24
Green – 9
Lib Dem – 8