In the Times today:
Support for the SNP and Scottish independence has jumped to the highest level recorded by a Panelbase poll for The Sunday Times. It raises the prospect of a second referendum on the future of Britain within a year of next May’s Holyrood elections. Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish first minister, appears to have benefited from the perception that she has handled the coronavirus pandemic crisis far better than Boris Johnson. Three times as many people believe she has done a good job of leading the response to the pandemic, compared with the prime minister. In Scotland the number of cases has fallen sharply and support for the Tories has slumped. Many people who used to oppose Scottish independence have switched to the “yes” camp, turning a…
I can’t see the full story or the data yet. but the wikipedia trend is clear:
Seven polls in a row at 50% or more.
We’ve seen endless debate about the next steps but surely this trend and level of support say it’s time?
At the very least, a vote for the SNP must mean support for Indyref2 and explicitly, in 2022 and no later.
If support for independence holds at 55% or more between now and the 2021 Holyrood election, a vote for the SNP is a vote for UDI.
If not now then when?