Our regular reader, Arbroath1314 pointed out this gem which I felt deserved a slightly higher prominence than where it was as comment 22 on the last post.
It shows how having a good government to compare to the rabble at Westminster effects the way that people in Scotland perceive that rabble.
"Details of today’s ICM poll show that people in Scotland believe that Westminster government and politicians of all three anti-independence parties are doing a worse job than people in any other part of the UK.
"The net disapproval ratings for the Westminster coalition government are minus 24% across Great Britain compared to a huge minus 38% in Scotland. David Cameron’s disapproval are minus 12% across Great Britain compared to minus 34% in Scotland; George Osborne’s are minus 32% to minus 62%; and Nick Clegg’s are minus 26% to minus 34%.
"The Labour opposition leaders in Westminster fare little better with their leader Ed Miliband at minus 13% across Great Britain compared to minus 28% in Scotland; and Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls at minus 8% in Great Britain and minus 30% in Scotland.
"The poll breakdowns for Scotland also show the SNP running at 43% to 36% for Labour.
"Now remind me again, WHY are are we better together?!"
Sources here and here
Thanks Arbroath... Good article.