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Now on to looking at the data, they've asked the question to 1022 adults. Some of these 'adults' weren't old enough to vote so we'll be discounting them. Some didn't know and some said they would not vote, either way we wont be counting these since in a referendum you don't get to vote for "I don't know".
So based on the 1022 people asked the answers they gave are roughly as follows. I say roughly since they've clearly rounded the figures but without seeing the data you can't tell whether they have rounded one down and another up. As an example the yes could have been 32.49 and the no could have been 29.5.
Realistically with both yes and no ending in .49 the sum checks out as 1021.8. But we don't really need the exact figures since this exercise is just going to be about showing that they have spun the data from a poll in a way that only makes sense if they are trying to discredit the notion of tax-varying powers. They are using the poll to show that less than a third of people in Wales support tax-varying powers. And they are using people who would not vote to make this claim.
So we take the 327 YES and 307 NO and work out the percentages and we get the following.
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But until such a time as this happens we have a start point and whilst the data above does show a YES vote it's also worth noting that, as with most polls, it is the people who haven't yet made up their mind who could swing it either way. Over 51% is a great place to pitch base camp though!
Naturally if Beaufort or the Fail want to show the exact data then I'd happily edit this to show exact percentages.
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