BUT new poll suggested support for Scotland’s independence is strong, a week after the Supreme Court ruled the Scottish Parliament can’t legislate for referendum without the approval of Westminster.
Redfield & Wilton Strategies Poll of 1000 people finds 49 percent of respondents from Scotland vote Yes, and 45 percent no, if tomorrow there was a referendum, with 5% say they don’t know.
Support for independence was higher than a comparable survey on September 18 last year when 44% of respondents said they vote yes, while 47% said they would vote no.
latest interview, of 1000 Scottish voters, also found that 46% said they support referendum on Maintaining Scottish Independence in in next year, while 43% would be against one9% said they would not support do not object to this prospect, and 2% said they did not know.
SNP said the poll showed a majority for Yes in every age group under 65 years old with majority of 52 percent supporting does not know independence under exception.
Interview also found what if second referendum was to be held in Scotland in in next six months, 43% of respondents expect yes side would wina 39% answered that they would not win and 18% said they didn’t know.
SNP deputy leader Keith Brown MSP said: “This poll shows growing support for what the people of Scotland expressed in 2021 elections, they want choice to become an independent state.
“Chaos in Westminster in recent months have ravaged the UK economyaccelerated inflation and damage to household budgets with soaring mortgages, all from successive Tory governments that Scotland did not elect.
“Last week’s decision made it clear that the UK is not a voluntary union.
“In a democracy, it’s right for in people have your say, and neither Tory nor Labor should be able to deny it.
“The message to the Westminster parties now clear Scottish democracy cannot be denied.”