Polls, Polls, Polls!

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Via Newsnet Scotland, two interesting polls. The first from Scotland itself where support for outright independence has risen significantly amongst those taking part in the regular British Social Attitudes review. Some 32% of Scottish voters now support an independent Scotland, a 9 point jump from 2010 and just short of the highwater mark recorded in the Social Attitudes’ 2005 survey.

“The SNP’s Depute Leader and Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has welcomed the latest edition of British Social Attitudes survey published today.

The report shows that Scots have an increasing appetite for self-government, with support for Scotland having greatly extended powers at 72% and support for the Scottish Parliament having the full powers of an independent state at 43%.

The report finds that when asked to choose between a range of constitutional options, independence was the choice preferred by the largest number.  43% of the 1,197 Scottish residents polled in…

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