8 Oct 2012
A new poll has shown support for keeping the UK together at 53 per cent, with those wanting separation plunging to well below a third.
The survey, by TNS-BMRB, involved the views of around 1000 adults in Scotland.
Only 27 per cent of those asked were in favour of independence, a figure which in on the decline as more details of the SNP’s plans for separation emerge.
Scottish Conservative chief whip John Lamont MSP said:
“All the signs are that people in Scotland simply do not want to break away from the rest of the UK.
“With results like these, it’s no surprise that Alex Salmond wants to put off the referendum for as long as he can.
“Despite a comfortable election victory last year, the SNP has not been able to convert this into support for separation, which probably explains why they were so keen to keep it off the agenda for so long.
“Almost every poll that comes out shows signs of encouragement, but there is still a long way to go until the autumn of 2014, and we won’t be getting complacent in the battle to keep Britain together.”
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