Support increases for independence - YouGov

The SNP today welcomed an “excellent” poll by YouGov for the Scotland on Sunday
which shows support for independence increasing by 6 points from the most recent
yougov poll to 34% whilst opposition to independence fell by 5 points to 52% with
15% undecided or not voting.

The poll of 1075 adults in Scotland was conducted this week on the 26th and 27th
October.

Referendum Campaign Director Angus Robertson MP said the poll results continued the
trend of increasing support for taking Scotland forward since May’s election.

The YouGov poll follows Mori, TNS and Comres polls all showing an increase in
support for independence since May’s election.

Mr Robertson said:

“These are excellent figures, showing a growing number of people aspire to a better
future for Scotland by taking responsibility for our own affairs.

“We are only at the start of the referendum campaign, yet support for independence
has already increased by 6 points since May’s election – that is significant
progress as voters realise the positive benefits independence can bring to their
future and to Scotland’s future.

“As the campaign steps up, support for independence will continue to rise.

“This is the fourth poll since May’s election to show an increase in the number of
people backing an independent Scottish Parliament.  Coming in the week after SNP
conference where we launched our referendum campaign it’s clear that the SNP and our
vision for independence is one shared with people across the country.”



More polling info:

Independence Polling  since May shows support increasing:

Comres Oct 2011(change from May 2011)

UK Yes 39% (+6)   No 38% (-4)  Scotland Yes 49% (+11)  No 37% (-9)

TNS Sept 2011 (July 2011)
Yes 39% (+2)  No 38% (-7)

MORI Sept 2011
Yes 35% No 60% – Support for Yes is up 13 points on Nov 2010

2. YouGov polls

The most recent YouGov poll of over 1000 adults in Scotland from April 26-29 2011
showed
Yes 28%, No 57%, DK 15%