The P&J, local rag for Douglas Ross, tends toward the Union most of the time, so they were careful with their headline. They do tell us:
New polling suggests Scotland would only vote to become independent if it was guaranteed EU membership. Data compiled by Survation for us reveal 51% of voters would say No if asked “should Scotland be an independent country”. But if admission to the European Union was a given, then 53% of voters would agree to separation from the United Kingdom.
‘If admission to the European Union was a given?‘ I think we know the answer to that one.
The poll has not yet become open to scrutiny, may have used a non-standard question, but some on Reddit had this:
- SNP – 67 (+6)
- Labour – 24 (+1)
- Conservatives – 22 (-8)
- Green – 11 (+6)
- Liberal Democrat – 5 (nc)
Pro – Independence majority of 13. 78 for vs 51 against.
Lib Dems overtaken by Greens. Conservatives in third place.
A ‘large’ sample size of more than 2,000 Scottish residents was surveyed between March 11 and March 18.