Poll shows Scots independence support creeping up amid Partygate

Could Partygate help split the United Kingdom? Poll shows support for Scottish independence creeping up again to 50% as four-fifths say Boris should quit

  • Poll shows support for independence creeping up but Scots still deeply split
  • More than half believe the Partygate scandal has damaged case for the union
  • Nicola Sturgeon is pushing to hold another referendum as soon as next year
  • Fears were raised today that the Partygate row is fuelling 니콜라 스터 전‘s push to split up the UK.

    A poll found more than half of Scots believe the saga threatening to engulf 보리스 존슨 has hurt the case for the Union.

    약간 78 per cent believe the PM should resign over the allegations of 폐쇄 breaches in 다우닝가.

    And support for independence has crept up to 50 퍼센트, although the nation is still divided down the middle on whether to go it alone.

    Ms Sturgeon has pledged to do ‘everything in my powerto hold a referendum next year, although Mr Johnson insists he will not agree to one.

    The Savanta ComRes research for the Scotsman makes grim reading for No10, as Mr Johnson tries to quell a coup attempt form his own benches.

    Asked how they would vote if a referendum on Scottish independence was held tomorrow, 50 per cent said they would vote yes – two points higher than in October

    Scots Tory leader Douglas Ross is among those who have demanded the PM’s resignation after he admitted attending a ‘BYOBbash at the height of lockdown in May 2020 – although he insists he thought it was a ‘work event’.

    The survey found 54 per cent said the furore had hurt the case for the union to some extent.

    Just over a third thought there was no real impact, 동안 11 per cent did not know.

    Asked how they would vote if a referendum on Scottish independence was held tomorrow, 50 per cent said they would vote yes – two points higher than in October.

    Including don’t knows, support for both Yes and No was at 46 per cent with 8 per cent undecided.

    Chris Hopkins, political research director at Savanta ComRes, 말했다: 논란의 여지가 있는 게시물은 50/50 split on the independence voting intention does represent a bit of shift towards Yes since our last poll in October, 그러나 궁극적으로, given the disaster the UK Government in Westminster is currently experiencing, one would perhaps expect support for independence to be higher.

    :: Savanta Comres surveyed 1,004 Scots aged 16 and over between January 14 과 18

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    Fears were raised today that the Partygate row threatening to engulf Boris Johnson (왼쪽) is fuelling Nicola Sturgeon’s (권리) push to split up the UK