state of debate
As we await the first results, what might happen if Scotland votes no? What happens if Scotland votes yes? In our ebook, Scotland’s Decision: 16 questions to think about for the referendum on 18 September, our experts discuss the two scenarios.
So, Better Together have sent in the 3 Amigos: Messrs Cameron, Clegg and Miliband have been sent north of Hadrian’s Wall to save the Union (and their jobs), by winning over the hearts and minds of the undecideds. They have been backed up by speeches from Gordon Brown promising something that sounded a bit like Devo Max.
In August, we published Scotland’s Decision: 16 Questions to think about for the referendum on 18 September. With well over 60,000 downloads to date and coverage in major media outlets, the book has been well received for providing a non-partisan approach to the debate.
With Sunday’s YouGov and Tuesday’s TNS-BMRB polls indicating that the referendum is now likely too close to call, we can expect a week of heavy campaigning. In our final pre-referendum state of the debate issue, we assess the polls, the campaigns to date, and likely scenarios in the event of a yes or no vote.
The graph below shows What Scotland Thinks’ latest Poll of Polls and how it has evolved over time.
The latest Poll of Polls is based on three polls by YouGov, one by Survation, one by TNS BMRB and one by Panelbase, The polls were conducted between 28 August and 11 September. The most recent poll included in the series was conducted by YouGov for The Times and The Sun and was published on 12 September.