When asked whether Scotland should be an independent country, a new survey found that 52% of Scots supported the idea, while 48% of those who expressed a yes or no opinion voted no.
In November, the same issue was Yes 54 percent to No 46 percent, indicating that in the November poll, the eight-point lead for Yes halved to four points in the most recent data.
When looking at voting intentions in the next Holyrood election, pollsters said the party of Nicola Sturgeon retained a “commanding lead” in the constituency portion of the vote over the other parties, although it dropped one percentage point to 53 percent from last month.
With Labour up two points and the Conservatives up one point since November, the Tories and Labour are neck-and-neck at 20 percent.
Latest @Survation survey – Scottish referendum on independence.
“Should Scotland be an independent country?”
Yes 52 percent Yes 52 percent (-2)
48 percent no (+2)
1,018 respondents, 4-9 Dec 2020, living in Scotland, aged 16+. Modifications w/ 28 Oct-4 Nov 2020.https://t.co/jJ6kMeTYyp pic.twitter.com/z12cffOwy44
-Oversurvation. (@Survation) 14/12/2020
Six percent are Liberal Democrats, with 1 percent of respondents saying they’re going to vote for another party.
Support for the SNP is at 41 percent in the regional portion of the poll, down one point from November.
Labour support is up one point to 20%, while support for the Tories is up the same to 18%.
Meanwhile, in the regional elections, 10% said they would vote for the Greens, 7% supported the Lib Dems, 1% supported both the Brexit Party and UKIP, and less than 1% supported other parties.
After surveying 1,018 individuals aged 16 and older between Dec. 4 and Dec. 9, Survation reported the report.
Keith Brown, SNP deputy leader, said, “Once again, a poll shows that independence is becoming the firm will of the people of Scotland, now showing majority support with 16 polls in a row.”
“An independence referendum will be the decision of the people of Scotland and they will make that decision at the ballot box in May, not Boris Johnson.”
Brown added: “Ahead of the Scottish elections in 2021, the SNP will take nothing for granted and will continue working hard to win the confidence of voters.”
“But these polls continue to show that people in Scotland believe our best interests are being served as an independent country.”
“This is just the latest opinion poll to show that the Scottish Greens are on track to elect a record number of MSPs in May,” Patrick Harvie, co-leader of the Scottish Greens, said.
“It’s clear that our constructive approach to opposition is appreciated by the public, who see that our current group of MPs punch well above their weight.”
“While that’s encouraging, we will continue to work hard for every vote and take nothing for granted.”While that is encouraging, we will continue to work hard and take nothing for granted for every vote.