Facebook poll shows majority for independence

The SNP today welcomed a Facebook poll showing independence as the most popular choice for Scotland’s future.

The survey showed support for independence at 45 per cent, with 42 per cent against, in a poll of more than 10,000 people.

The third option of devo-max gained eight per cent of votes while five per cent were undecided.

Welcoming the poll, SNP Campaigns Director Angus Robertson MP, said:

“Social media will play a key role in the referendum campaign so this is a very encouraging survey.

“Although online studies need to be treated with caution, this latest one is consistent with other recent opinion poll findings which have shown a majority of people in Scotland support independence.

“This result comes on the back of the SNP’s biggest and most successful party conference yet, at which we launched the independence referendum campaign.

“The SNP is working hard to build a better and fairer country and support is steadily growing for Scotland to become an independent nation that is in full control of its own affairs.”

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