Scottish Independence: Cake poll matches real life

The latest results from the Cuckoo's Bakery cupcake poll show the Independence campaign taking a bite out of the lead enjoyed by the No voters. Pic: submitted
The latest results from the Cuckoo's Bakery cupcake poll show the Independence campaign taking a bite out of the lead enjoyed by the No voters. Pic: submitted
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IT’s a tongue-in-cheek independence poll aimed at bringing a bit of fun to proceedings - but it seems the unofficial cupcake test is matching official polls step-for-step.

The latest official polls are all showing that the ‘Yes’ campaign encouraging voters to back an independent Scotland is gaining ground fast on those fighting to keep Scotland in the Union.

And those results are also being seen down at Cuckoo’s Bakery, where they have been running an unofficial cupcake poll for the last six week.

The bakery offers three choices of cupcake - Yes, No and Undecided - and tallies up sales to get an idea of voting intention.

The latest results show a 4.8% increase for the Yes campaign, on 36.1%, while there is no change in the No camp, on 46.4%. The Yes cupcake is increasing its share from the undecided group, which fell 4.8%.

Of course there may be attempts to sway the results, and owner Graham Savage said: “Yesterday one lady came in and bought a large number of cakes - but of course we cannot say which cakes she bought.”

Cuckoo’s, on Dundas Street, hope to achieve sales of 10,000 cupcakes between now and the referendum will give a very good indication of public opinion.