The extraordinary range of views of Nicola Sturgeon

The extraordinary range of views of Nicola Sturgeon

The above chart is from the latest YouGov poll and shows the extraordinary range of views on whether those sampled had a favourable or unfavourable view of Nicola Sturgeon.

The split I find most surprising is the very different numbers coming from the female segment in the sample and the male segment. I would not have expected something so striking and I just wonder whether there is a whiff of sexism about that.

That Tory voters are so hostile and the extent of it is also something of a surprise. It reflects the age and gender splits in the Tory and Leave votes.

I should point out that when similar questions are asked in Scotland-only polls Sturgeon comes out with strong positive ratings though not quite as strong as a few months ago.

Mike Smithson

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