SNP welcome independence poll
Thursday, 09 June 2011 15:09
Independence support growing in latest poll
The SNP today welcomed the latest opinion poll showing increasing support for Scottish independence.
The TNS – BMRB poll of 1022 adults between the 25th and 31st May which asks whether people would vote yes or no in an independence referendum
shows that 37% of those living in Scotland would vote yes in an independence referendum, up 6 points on the last TNS poll with only 45% saying No.
With fewer than 50% of Scots backing the union only a 4% swing would be required to secure a Yes vote in the referendum.
SNP Campaign Director Angus Robertson said:
“This is an excellent poll which shows the SNP’s momentum continuing as people across Scotland recognise the positive benefits of independence.
“Support for independence and equality for Scotland is extremely strong with a 15 point gap in the previous TNS poll now halved to only 8 points.
“And this poll shows that the negative attacks rolled out by opposition parties on Scotland’s abilities as an independent nation are failing once again.
“The SNP will continue to lead a positive debate on Scotland’s future to win support for Scotland having the full range of powers to grow our economy, create jobs and to work on equal terms with our friends and neighbours.”