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Response to whathehell (Reply #34)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 08:41 AM

45. No problem if they do want independence

But whether the majority of Scots do want full independence is highly questionable - so there's a lot of politicking about exactly what question will be asked (simple 'yes' or 'no', or a 3rd option of 'Devo Max' - maximum devolution, but not complete independence - in the referendum too), when it will be asked (the SNP favours a later date, possibly because there isn't yet a majority in favour of independence), and who will be asked (the SNP has proposed that 16 and 17 year olds should get to vote too).

Most recent poll:

Some 54 per cent of people in Scotland questioned by Ipsos Mori for the thinktank British Future said they wanted to stay in the Union, against just 29 per cent who backed independence.

The poll, released as the government set out its position on the terms of any referendum on independence, also showed similar majorities in both England and Wales in favour of Scotland staying in the UK.

According to the survey, voters north of the border are slightly more enthusiastic about preserving the Union than people in England or Wales.

Some 48 per cent of those questioned in England backed the Union, against 27 per cent who supported independence for Scotland. In Wales, 41 per cent wanted Scotland to stay in the UK, while 29 per cet said it should become independent.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/01/10/scottish-independence-poll-scots-want-to-stay-in-britain_n_1196464.html


Poll details: http://www.ipsos-mori.com/researchpublications/researcharchive/2901/British-Future-State-of-the-Nation-Poll.aspx

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