Here in Wales, we're rather busy fighting for a 'Yes' referendum vote - that's the referendum for extra powers to the Welsh Assembly on March 3rd (more to follow in a blog post next week).
But that doesn't mean that we're not doing our bit to get a decisive 'Yes' vote in the AV Referendum on May 5th. Indeed, my current Cardigan Focus newsletter which is currently in production has the generic 'Yes' template literature in it, quoting me as a keen supporter.
ukpollingreport that announces the result of a ComRes poll for tomorrow's Independent on Sunday on the exact question that will be put to the British public in May. 40% said they would vote in favour (up 4% on the last poll a month ago) with 30% against (no change) whilst 30% said they don't know (down 4%).
So whilst there's still a lot of undecideds out there that need to be convinced of the merits of changing the electoral system, it is a shot in the arm for us progressives who see the referendum as an opportunity to shake up a tired political system. It shows that there is a positive movement from 'undecideds' to the 'Yes' camp.
As UK Polling Report concludes:
"As we know, there’s a noticable difference between the results produced by the YouGov question that summarises the systems and asks how people would vote in the referendum, and the question here that asks people to say yes or no to the question that will be asked in the referendum. However, it is notable that both questions have shown a significant shift towards AV over the last fortnight. Momentum seems to have shifted in YES campaign’s direction".
There's much still to do (in Parliament this week to get the legislation through in time and on the streets) but the evidence points to the Yes camp having that muchly required and sought after commodity - momentum.