The SNP has welcomed “rocketing” support for Scottish independence, following a new IPSOS Mori poll.
Support for independence sits at 56% – a 6 point rise since the last IPSOS poll on the referendum question.
The SNP support at Westminster at 51%, after 15 years in government.
When prompted about a de-facto referendum, support for the SNP in a Westminster election rises to 53%.
SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown said:
“This latest poll shows a clear majority of people support Scottish independence and the momentum behind Yes is rocketing.
“For too long, Tories and Labour have claimed now is not the time for the people of Scotland to choose their own future.
“This poll shows clearly the people think now is the time – the Westminster parties need to recognise and respect that.”
“As the chaos of Westminster control wreaks untold damage on Scotland, inflicted by successive Tory governments that we didn’t vote for, it’s no surprise that support for independence continues to rise.
“The only way to protect Scotland is through independence – it is the only way we can get rid of Tory Westminster governments for good.
“No Westminster politician can stand in the way of the Scottish people.
“To escape the damage of Brexit that both Labour and the Tories back, and to protect Scotland from Westminster governments Scotland doesn’t vote for, we need to choose an independent future.”