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58% of Scots Say They Would Back Independent Scotland

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A new poll has shown 58% of people would back Scottish independence in a referendum – a record-equalling high.

The poll, conducted by Savanta ComRes on behalf of the Scotsman newspaper, now means 17 polls in a row have shown a sustained majority for independence.

In addition to independence polling, people were also asked their voting intentions in the 2021 Holyrood elections.

Here, the SNP is projected to win 55% of the constituency vote and 42% of the regional list vote, putting the party on course to secure a majority.

Commenting, SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown MSP said:

“This poll – the seventeenth in a row with a clear majority for Yes – shows that independence is becoming the settled will of the majority of people in Scotland.

“Faced with an arrogant, out-of-touch Tory government at Westminster, which side-lines Scotland at every opportunity, and is dragging Scotland out of the EU against our will, it’s no surprise that people want a better future.

“The people of Scotland simply will not stand for the Tories threatening our NHS and taking a wrecking ball to our Scottish Parliament with their Power Grab Bill.

“Boris Johnson’s Trump-like bid to deny democracy will not stand.

“It is the people who live here who have the right to decide Scotland’s future – not Brexit-obsessed governments we don’t vote for led by the likes of Boris Johnson.

“The referendum that can deliver independence is only possible if people use both votes to back the SNP in May.

“This crucial Scottish Parliamentary election is only 140 days away and every vote counts.”

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