1 Aug 2012
A poll released today has revealed that support for Scotland separating from the rest of the UK is on the slide.
The survey has shown less than a third of people in Scotland now support separation, with the number definitely wanting to remain in the Union rising to 54 per cent.
The poll was carried out by YouGov and the Scottish Fabians.
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP said:
“This poll provides further proof that Alex Salmond is losing the argument on separation, with fewer people by the day buying into his vision.
“The SNP’s dithering on the issue of a second question is putting voters off.
“Like all parties involved in this argument, they want a fair, legal and decisive question on the ballot paper – anything else would muddy the waters and make a mockery of the SNP’s manifesto pledge.
“In-fact, the only person in Scotland who does not appear to support this approach is the First Minister.
“I am confident that when the time comes, Scotland will reaffirm its commitment to the United Kingdom.”