Nicola Sturgeon has found herself in a legal dispute with Alex Salmond, her education policy has been under fire, and her government’s attempts to influence the course of Brexit have failed to deliver any clear dividend.
Yet none of this appears to have undermined SNP support.
Many SNP supporters are conflicted about the Alex Salmond affair. No less than 41% of those who voted for SNP last year say they do not know whether he was right or wrong to take the Scottish Government to court.
Still, among those who do take a view, Mr Salmond is backed by 46% to 13%.
Moreover, no less than 62% loyally express the view that Ms Sturgeon has been the better First Minister.
Yet Ms Sturgeon still faces one major problem – she is tantalisingly short of majority backing for independence.
And there is no guarantee Brexit will deliver her a Yes majority. While 16% of those who voted No in 2014 say it makes them more likely to back independence, 10% of Yes voters state the opposite.
Ms Sturgeon will be hoping that the fog of Brexit disappears soon. Sir John Curtice is Professor of Politics, Strathclyde University.
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