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24 April 2017

Bloomberg: May’s ‘No’ to Scots doesn’t mean ‘Yes’ to Sturgeon, poll shows

The political standoff over Scotland’s push for another independence referendum isn’t persuading more people to back the nationalist cause, according to the latest poll.

The survey by Kantar found more voters in Scotland don’t want independence or to have a vote on the issue. Among those certain to cast a ballot if one were held, support for staying in the UK was at 55 percent compared with 37 percent for leaving. Eight percent were undecided.

“It is a cautionary reminder that the positive feeling towards the EU expressed in the EU referendum doesn’t necessarily translate into full support for independence for Scotland,” Tom Costley, head of Kantar in Scotland, said in a statement.

Kantar, formerly called TNS, contacted 1,060 people between March 29 and April 11, the period just after the Scottish Parliament backed Sturgeon’s plan to seek a new vote, though before May called a general election for June 8. The survey found 46 percent of respondents had no desire for another plebiscite, with 44 percent supporting one either in the fall of 2018 or sometime after. Ten percent didn’t know. [...]

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