SNP Ahead With 13-Point Westminster Poll Lead

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Wednesday March 14 2018

There is strong support for independence as voters fear the worst from Brexit.

People continue to put their trust in the SNP to deliver for Scotland, as a new Ipsos MORI / STV poll puts the party 13-points ahead of rivals at Westminster – increasing its share of the vote from last year’s General Election.

It is the latest in a string of recent polls to confirm that the Tories have slumped into third place in Scottish politics.

In a damning indictment of the Tories’ ongoing Brexit shambles, the poll shows that fewer than one in eight people think Scotland’s economy will be better off because of Brexit.

Support for Scottish independence has grown since 2014 with 48% of respondents indicating they would vote Yes if a referendum was held tomorrow – with majority support for independence among those under the age of 55.

Commenting, the SNP’s Business Convener Derek Mackay MSP said:

“People continue to put their trust in the SNP to deliver for Scotland, in the face of chaos from the Tories at Westminster.

“An overwhelming majority are worried about the damage of a hard Brexit to jobs and our economy.

“And they’re right to be concerned – even the UK government’s own analysis shows we’re headed for economic disaster unless we protect Scotland’s place in the Single Market.

“While the Tories think they can do anything they like to Scotland and get away with it, the SNP will continue to stand firm against them.

“That’s why we’re 13-points ahead of rivals at Westminster – the Tories who are responsible for the chaos, and a Labour party too weak and divided to provide any real opposition.

“As the SNP continues to fight in Scotland’s interests against a hard Brexit we didn’t vote for, this simply underlines the case for Scotland to take all the decisions which affect our future."

 

Ipsos MORI poll for STV, 1050 Scottish adults aged 16+, Fieldwork 5-11 March 2018
 
Westminster voting intention:
 

SNP

39%

 Lab

26%

Con

25%

LD

6%

Other

4%

 
Do you think that the UK’s / Scotland’s economy will be better off or worse off as a result of leaving the EU?
 

UK’s Economy

 Worse off:

61%

Better off:

14%

No difference:

15%

Don’t know:

10%

Scotland’s Economy

Worse off:

61%

Better off:

12%

No difference:

18%

Don’t know:

8%

 
 





 

 

 

 

 

Should Scotland be an independent country? 
 

YES

48%

NO

52%

(undecideds/refused removed)
 

By Age

16-24                     

25-34

35-54

55+

YES

57%

59%

48%

35%

NO

42%

37%

46%

63%

Undecided

1%

4%

6%

3%

 

 

 

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