Our nationally representative poll of 1,006 Scottish voters for Channel 4 News has found that more than half of Scottish voters (51%) would vote SNP if their vote was used as a mandate to negotiate independence with the UK Government, compared to 33% saying No. However, 61% answered “Scottish economy and public services”, compared to 26% answering “Scottish Independence” when asked what is most important.
The poll was conducted in the afternoon after the Supreme Court ruled that Scotland could not legally hold another independence referendum without the support of Westminster.
The results appear to show that the Scottish public is more in favour of pursuing independence, than not. Presenter Cathy Newman put the results to the Leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Douglas Ross, who argued that Independence was distracting from other issues, like the economy.
|I don’t know||11%|
|Prefer not to say||5%|
|I don’t know||10%|
|Prefer not to say||6%|
|The Scottish economy and its public services||61%|
|I don’t know||6%|
|Prefer not to say||7%|
About the survey
Find Out Now interviewed 1,569 Scotland Adults online on Wednesday the 23rd of November 2022. The sample was adjusted to nationally representative sample of 1,006 within 1% +/- ONS quotas for gender, age, Scottish region, and SEG.
Find Out Now are members of the Market Research Society and British Polling Council, and abides by their rules