Only 28% support Nicola Sturgeon’s plans for a second divisive referendum next year

Support for remaining in the UK is at 55%, and only 28% support Nicola Sturgeon’s plans for a divisive second referendum next year, according to a new opinion poll.


YouGov polled 1,115 Scottish adults between May 18 and May 23 for The Times.


This new poll comes as Nicola Sturgeon has been First Minister for over seven years, and has overtaken her predecessor Alex Salmond as Scotland's longest serving leader.


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


“Throughout her tenure as Scotland’s longest serving First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has been obsessed about separation and another divisive referendum – but the people of Scotland don’t agree with her.


“She promised that closing the education attainment gap would be her top priority, yet she has now abandoned that pledge and is instead focused on how to divide communities.


“She should drop her plans for an unwanted referendum next year and stop wasting public money and resources on her negative campaign to leave the UK.


“Scotland has a strong future as part of the UK, bringing communities together, standing in solidarity with our friends and families across the UK, and investing more in our public services like the NHS and schools.”

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