NEW POLL: Support for leaving the UK has fallen by 5% points

A new Ipsos Scotland poll for STV has found that support for leaving the UK has fallen by 5% points (compared to the last Ipsos poll in December 2021), while only 17% of voters see independence as one of the most important issues facing Scotland today.


The main concerns for the people of Scotland are inflation and the rising cost of living, with 30% mentioning this as an important issue facing Scotland. Followed by the NHS and Healthcare (27%), education and schools (24%) and the economy (22%).


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


“This is a stark reminder to the SNP that it has got the wrong priorities and is out of touch with the people of Scotland.


“Amid a cost-of-living crisis and massive public spending cuts, it is obscene to focus on constitutional division rather than improving our NHS, schools and communities.


“It’s time for the SNP to end its negative campaign to leave the UK and fix the mess it has made of our cherished public services.


“We are stronger as part of the UK, working to bring communities together and invest more in schools, hospitals and other public services.”