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Almost fifty days after election as Scottish Labour leader, how is Jim Murphy doing? It’s easy to lob brickbats and insults – even easier to point at polls that consistently predict a Scottish Labour wipeout in the General Election. But as Yes voters know from recent experience, voting intentions can change dramatically over three months and it’s easy to get caught up in a Yes bubble – insulated from the worries, outlooks and deep attachments that direct the loyalties of fellow Scots.