Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Yougov Poll show Plaid set to keep EU MEP. (Well Maybe)
Normally from a Welsh viewpoint yougov polls are nor particularly relevent
Lumped with the Midlands of England it is very difficult to find out how Wales would vote
The latst figuers for example see a weighted nunber of 314 for the Midlands and and 96 for Wales
Headline Voting Intention
[Excluding Don’t knows and Wouldn’t votes]
So it would be wrong to try an extrapolate the Plaid vote from this number but it my be close to the 8-12 Plaid would expect in a UK election
However it is worth noting the intentions of Vhe same voters when asked
If there were an election to the European
Parliament held tomorrow, which party would
you vote for?
There a huge percentage swing amongst the 97 Welsh respondents and although as as I said the number is to smal for a scientific evaluation it does appear that Plaid will successively hold their seat in next years European Election and seemingly at the expense of Labour
What Plaid need to think about however is how ro ge those who switch to them in European Elections to remain with the party in other elections.