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Majority of Scots back independence, poll suggests

Aug 06, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

NICOLA STURGEON warned Boris Johnson yesterday that his opposition to a second independence referendum was "completely unsustainable" after a major poll showed a majority of Scots backed separation.

The survey, conducted by Lord Ashcroft in the wake of Mr Johnson's visit to Scotland a week ago, put support for independence at 52 per cent when undecided and non-voters were excluded. In a major shift in Scottish public opinion, 47 per cent said there should be a new vote by 2021 compared wit...