Poll: Scots would vote to stay in UK after post-Brexit

Independence would be rejected if Nicola Sturgeon calls a quick-fire referendum post-Brexit. Picture: Neil Hanna

Independence would be rejected if Nicola Sturgeon calls a quick-fire referendum post-Brexit. Picture: Neil Hanna

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Scots will reject independence if Nicola Sturgeon calls a quick-fire referendum in the event of the UK voting to leave the EU later this month, a new poll has found.

And a majority don’t want to see another poll on leaving the UK even if Scotland is dragged out of the UK on the back of English votes. An overwhelmingly majority of Scots back staying in the EU, according to the TNS survey.

The TNS poll of 1,008 adults aged older than 18 found more than half (51 per cent) said they would vote to remain on June 23, up three points.

Support for leaving remained steady at 21 per cent while the remainder said they were not sure which way they would vote.

The survey, carried out between May 4 and 22, found that in a scenario in which Scotland voted to remain but the UK as a whole backed leave, 38 per cent said they would back a Yes vote in an independence referendum, 48 per cent said they would vote No, and 14 per ceny don’t know. When those who are uncertain are removed, 44 per cent would vote Yes and 56 per cent would vote No, similar to the 2014 result.

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