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.
Majority of people in Scotland now want #Indyref2 and would vote for independence, according to new poll in @HolyroodDaily – attempts by the Tories to block Scotland’s right to choose our own future are undemocratic and unsustainable. https://t.co/Pft4esilCM
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) August 5, 2019
There will be an independence referendum. It is the right of those living in Scotland to choose our own future. Westminster accepted Scotland’s claim of right and must allow the Scottish Parliament to determine the timeline of a referendum. https://t.co/9CRWXDht3o
— Ian Blackford (@IanBlackfordMP) August 5, 2019
Very encouraging @LordAshcroft poll showing majority support for independence. We need to continue talking to people to convince more people that choosing our own future is the best future for Scotland.
— Keith Brown MSP (@KeithBrownSNP) August 5, 2019