Scottish voters are more likely to support independence in the event of Brexit, according to a new poll.
A survey commissioned by Channel 4 shows 51.39% would choose independence in a new referendum against 48.61% who would opt to stay in the Union.
The survey, carried out by Survation between October 20th and November 2nd, also found that Brexit had pushed more Scots towards independence.
38% of those taking part said they would be more likely to back a Yes vote, against 25% who said they would be more likely to vote No. 6% said they didn’t know.
The results coincide with growing uncertainty regarding a Brexit deal between the UK and the EU. Speculation that the UK could be heading for a ‘No Deal’ Brexit has been growing in recent weeks.
With Theresa May seeking a so-called ‘Hard Brexit’, which will see the UK out of both the Customs Union and Single Market, the choice for Scots is looking increasingly stark.
The poll results will be welcomed by the SNP. However it leaves the party in the extraordinary position of publicly backing a rerun of the EURef, which could see Brexit reversed and with it the independence opportunity Brexit offers.
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