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20th Poll in a Row Shows Majority Support for Independence

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A new poll has shown 52% of people in Scotland support Scottish independence, the 20th in a row to show support for independence above 50%.

The poll by Panelbase also found a majority of people in Scotland want a referendum on Scottish independence to be held in the next parliamentary term at Holyrood, with 50% in favour of one in the next 5 years.

Pollsters also quizzed people on how they feel the pandemic was being handled, with 61% of people saying they thought First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had done a good job, compared with 64% of people thinking Boris Johnson had done a bad job.

Commenting, SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown MSP said:

“With 20 consecutive polls putting support for independence above 50%, it’s clear that people in Scotland believe they have the right to decide their own future – rather than being subjected to Westminster governments that they don’t vote for, led by the likes of Boris Johnson.

“By imposing a devastating hard Brexit in the middle of a global pandemic, causing chaos for our fishing industry, grabbing powers from the Scottish Parliament and denying democracy in a Trump-like fashion, the Tories have shown they cannot be trusted to act in the interests of the people of Scotland.

“These polls are encouraging, but the SNP will not take anything for granted.

“The only way to deliver an independence referendum and put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands, not those of Boris Johnson, is with both votes going to the SNP.

“Scotland has the right to escape the Brexit mess caused by the Tories, and choose a better future as an equal, independent nation in Europe.”

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