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World Scottish Independence Support Retains Strong Lead in Latest Poll

13:10  30 october  2020
13:10  30 october  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Scottish support for breaking away from the rest of the U.K. is rising because of concern over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership, according to the The results are in line with recent polling that suggests there’s now firm and rising support for Scottish independence , something that’s beginning

It’s been accompanied by strong polling numbers for her and her party, which would theoretically translate into a big majority in next year’s Scottish Curtice says the second jump in support for independence has come this year, from voters who were on both sides of the Brexit referendum

(Bloomberg) -- Scottish support for breaking away from the rest of the U.K. is rising because of concern over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership, according to the latest opinion poll.

a person standing on a stage: GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Members of the pro-indy group All Under One Banner hold a rally for independence outside BBC Scotland on September 17, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. The group has stated © Photographer: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Europe GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Members of the pro-indy group All Under One Banner hold a rally for independence outside BBC Scotland on September 17, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. The group has stated "we don't just want some more devolution, we want an independence revolution an independent country is our target". (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

A survey by JL Partners reported by news website Politico found 56% of voters were in favor of independence with 44% against when excluding respondents who didn’t know which way they would vote. It also put support for the Scottish National Party as high as 58% versus 19% for Johnson’s Conservatives ahead of May’s Scottish elections.

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A record number of people now support independence for Scotland . A new Ipsos MORI poll puts the number of Scottish residents who want to leave the union at the highest level ever recorded.

Support for Scottish independence from the UK has reached a record high, a new poll shows. It is the latest in a series of polls since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic showing a In fact, 10 points is the largest lead any polling company has found in favour of Scottish independence once

a group of people standing on a stage: GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Members of the pro-indy group All Under One Banner hold a rally for independence outside BBC Scotland on September 17, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. The group has stated © Photographer: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Europe GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Members of the pro-indy group All Under One Banner hold a rally for independence outside BBC Scotland on September 17, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. The group has stated "we don't just want some more devolution, we want an independence revolution an independent country is our target". (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The poll of 1,016 voters was conducted in September. Brexit, the U.K. government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the increasing inclination to settle the independence issue with a new referendum also played into the 12-point lead for independence supporters, Politico said.

The results are in line with recent polling that suggests there’s now firm and rising support for Scottish independence, something that’s beginning to worry the British government.

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One poll days before the election cut support for independence by five points, to 44%. However, a number of polls had also shown that support for independence would shift above 50% if Johnson were to win an election and implement Brexit – a stance Sturgeon will now want to carefully build on.

However, the poll for Scotland on Sunday found that most Scots believed the country would secure EU The poll comes ahead of a UK Cabinet meeting in Aberdeen on Monday, just seven miles from where the First The latest news on Brexit, politics and beyond direct to your inbox every weekday.

Bloomberg News reported earlier this month that the Conservatives are sketching out a strategy to counter rising support, with a document produced by a consultancy firm circulated to a select group of people including Cabinet minister Michael Gove.

Continuing to dismiss Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s calls for another independence vote outright could be “counterproductive,” the memo said. Key will be stopping the SNP from winning a majority in May, something the party is on course to do.

A poll published by Ipsos MORI this month put support for independence at as high as 58% based on people who expressed a voting intention. In a referendum in 2014, Scots voted 55% to 45% to remain in the U.K., though then voted two years later against leaving the European Union.

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