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POLL!

Betsan Powys | 06:28 UK time, Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Now wouldn't it be fascinating if - bang, slap in the middle of the Labour leadership campaign - a poll came out, one that includes a question about attitudes to the candidates in that leadership race.

Wouldn't it be even more fascinating if that poll covered not only voting intentions in the next general election but voting intentions in a forthcoming referendum on law making powers? After all, if you asked the three leadership candidates directly where they stand on that referendum, what would they say? Who'd be lukewarm, who'd be ambivalent, who'd be gung ho?

The very, very good news in a land brimming with blogs but devoid of polls - and therefore, very often, of political context - is that YouGov has established a Welsh panel. That means they have a pool of people who will take part in regular internet polling. The results of their very first Welsh poll will be published in a fortnight's time when the tantalising prospect of regular polling in Wales will be dangled before us.

Doing the dangling? YouGov President Peter Kellner.

Doing the analysing, Richard Wyn Jones from the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University and Roger Scully from Aberystwyth University.

Waiting on tenterhooks? Just about every political anorak in Wales.

Off to London on the early train to find out what the Welsh Grand Committee makes of the Welsh Language LCO. My colleague David Cornock is threatening to live tweet the event. Political anoraks rejoice!

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