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Mark Diffley is an experienced political pollster and social researcher with a particular interest in Scottish politics and public opinion.

In his career Mark has worked with and advised most if the mainstream political parties in Scotland.

During the 2014 independence referendum campaign he undertook the polling and wider research for the UK government; he currently advises the pro-independence think tank ‘Progress Scotland’ on its polling and research activity.

In 2017 Mark set up his own consultancy in Edinburgh which conducts research for organisations across the country.

Mark joined John Smith Centre Director Kezia Dugdale to discuss why polling matters and the influence it has on our political system and the third sector.

Watch or listen now to hear him discuss polling in the run up to the 2020 US presidential election and Scottish independence.

This online event was recorded on 7 July 2020. RUN TIME: 1 hour.