POLL SHOWS MAJORITY SUPPORT FOR SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE

POLL SHOWS MAJORITY SUPPORT FOR SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE

The ongoing chaos of Brexit would deliver a majority in favour of Scottish independence, according to a Survation poll published this evening.

Respondents were asked whether, from what they have seen and heard so far over Brexit, they would more or less likely to vote for Scottish independence. The figures would mean a majority of 51.39% for independence, with 48.61% against.

The substantial sample of those polled in Scotland (1,725) also show support for remaining in the EU at a higher level than during the 2016 referendum.

Current voting intentions would put the SNP 13 points clear of the Tories, picking up seven more Westminster seats than currently held.

Commenting, Rona Mackay MSP said:

“As the chaos and despair at Westminster’s handling of Brexit continues, more and more people are drawn to the opportunities and hope for the future that independence offers.

“These figures show a significant swell in support for Scotland taking all decisions over our future for ourselves. And little wonder, as the Tories seek to drag Scotland against our will out of the EU and the Single Market, which is eight times the size of the UK alone.

“People are right to be concerned about the harm that Brexit will do to our economy, our NHS and their household incomes. Brexit could cost every person in Scotland £2,300 a year and will put 80,000 jobs on the line.

“Clearly people in Scotland see the benefits of migration to our society and the need to maintain our close relationship with the EU in years ahead. That’s why we need those key powers at Holyrood, and not before time.

“The more Tory and Labour politicians ignore Scotland’s interests and seek to stop us from making decisions over our future the more support for the SNP and independence will continue to grow.”

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