A new poll shows that voters in Scotland are continuing to put their trust in the SNP to protect our NHS and jobs in the face of the Tories’ disastrous hard Brexit, with a majority of voters also backing Scotland’s right to choose its own future.
This is the 15th poll in a row which shows a majority of people (56%) would vote Yes in an independence referendum.
The Ipsos/MORI poll, conducted for STV, shows the SNP would also win 55% of the constituency vote in next year’s election, putting the party on course to win a majority of seats at Holyrood.
SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown (pictured) said:
“People in Scotland have the right to decide their own future rather than being under the control of Westminster governments, led by the likes of Boris Johnson, that they don’t vote for.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been the greatest public health crisis of our lifetime – but we can see a light at the end of the tunnel, and this SNP Government will continue working hard to rebuild and recover from the crisis.
“As we rebuild from this pandemic, it should be Scottish Governments, elected by the people of Scotland and with the priorities and interests of Scotland at heart who lead our recovery – not Westminster governments, led by the likes of Boris Johnson.
“The SNP is taking absolutely nothing for granted and we will be working hard for every single vote ahead of next year’s election as we protect our NHS and jobs in the face of the Tories’ disastrous hard Brexit.
“But it is clearer than ever that Scotland’s future lies as an independent country.
“The pressure on Boris Johnson to respect the democratic rights of voters in Scotland is now immense – no politician can stand in the way of democracy.”