Andy Murray tends to be seen as Scottish when he is unsuccessful and British when he is successful by the public
Andy Murray’s hopes of Wimbledon success were helped this weekend as two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic crashed out of the tournament to American Sam Querrey. The result leaves Murray as the hot favourite and the nation waits expectantly to see if Britain's first Wimbledon champion for 77-years can win his second title.
YouGov have been tracking the public’s view on Murray’s nationality since his loss to Djokovic at the Australian Open in 2011. For the majority of this period the public has tended to think of him as Scottish, however the tendency to view him as British spikes at times when he is most successful.
The only time he has been seen as more British than Scottish was straight after he won Wimbledon in 2013, having started the tournament firmly being Scottish in the eyes of the public. His second highest British score came following his success at the 2012 Olympics.
Following his declaration for the “Yes” campaign in 2014, his Scottishness shot up in the eyes of the public. Our latest poll shows there has been a slight swing back, although a majority of the public still think of him as Scottish.
There is a little ambiguity on the issue north of the border however, with a full 79% of Scots seeing him as Scottish, and just 15% thinking of him as British.