I only had enough time to post what I had found about the latest Welsh Opinion polls http://ukgeneralelection2015.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/welsh-opinion-poll.html follow the link to read it all and see the source.
But one thing stuck out, which was the difference between a person giving their intention when it was for a FPTP system and so voting for the one they think will win, want to win or vote for to keep someone else out. Opposed to a system where within reason every vote counts in the proportional system.
UK General Election Voting Intention
Plaid Cymru: 9%
National Assembly Election Voting Intention (Regional List Vote)
Plaid Cymru: 23%
Labour 23% decrease
Conservatives 11% decrease
Lib Dems 1% increase
UKIP 8% increase
Paid Cymru 14% increase
Now one factor is the difference between who represents you in one parliament opposed to a local assembly. But still just how much of an affect does FPTP v PROPORTIONAL have?
Does the feeling your vote will count make a difference? Will they then vote for who they want not who they do or don't want to win?
Your thoughts are welcome.