Majority of Scots in favour of holding indyref2
The latest Survation poll on behalf of the Scottish Daily Mail suggests that support for independence is as strong as ever.
The poll is quite positive for supporters of Scottish independence as it asked:
If there was a referendum tomorrow with the question ‘Should Scotland be an Independent country?’, how would you vote?
The emphasis on the word tomorrow is important. Many people who said No, or who are undecided, may be willing to vote Yes in the future depending on the outcome of the Brexit talks. At the moment, there is no clarity as to what people would be voting for or against as neither side’s future relationship with Europe is known. People are just waiting to see how the cards fall at the moment.
What is even more positive is that the poll also showed that a majority of Scots favour holding an independence referendum in the near future.
When, if at all, do you think there should be a second Scottish Independence Referendum?
55 percent would like to see indyref2 held in the next few years. Only 37 percent of people said one should never be held. This disproves the rhetoric from the likes of May, Dugdale and Davidson who repeat the mantra that Scots don’t want a second vote.
I guess we can write off that 37 percent as not likely to ever vote for Scottish independence.
The others are all potential Yes voters depending on what happens with the Brexit negotiations and what the prospectus is for Scottish independence.
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