New Poll: Referendum should not take place any time soon

A new opinion poll has found that most people in Scotland oppose independence and a snap second referendum.


The poll for Politico by Redfield and Wilton Strategies revealed that 47% of voters want to remain in the UK, with 44% in favour of leaving the UK.


Only 34% of voters said they were in favour of another referendum in the next year and just 41% in the next five years.


And 43% said there should only be another contest if the UK Government agrees to it, while 38% disagreed.


Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:


“This is yet another poll which shows that a majority of people in Scotland oppose the SNP’s negative vision for our future.


“The very last thing our country needs right now is more division and uncertainty, which is why the SNP should drop its obsession with the constitution and focus on what matters to people – the NHS, jobs and the climate emergency.


“The positive vision for Scotland’s future is as part of the UK, pooling and sharing resources and keeping the pound so that we can invest in our schools and hospitals and build a recovery for everyone.”


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