Poll: Scotland Would Vote For Independence From UK

Politico Europe reports:

Voters in Scotland would vote for independence from the United Kingdom, a new poll has suggested. The survey by Michael Ashcroft for Holyrood magazine is the first since March 2017 showing support among Scots for breaking up the union.

Of the 1,019 voters polled, 46 percent said they would vote for independence and 43 percent said they would vote against. When those who said they did not know or would not vote are excluded, the result swings to 52 percent versus 48 percent in favour of secession.

The results serve a major boost to Scottish First Minister and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon [photo], but are a blow for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who visited Scotland last week, and Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson.

In the 2016 Brexit referendum Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union.