40 percent Scots in favour of independence from UK

December 17th, 2007 - 2:31 pm ICT by admin  

Edinburgh, Dec.17 (ANI): Support for Scottish independence has risen to 40 per cent, according to a new poll.
The latest poll, which is based on the exact referendum question Alex Salmond, the First Minister, wishes to put to the Scottish people in 2010, revealed a five per cent surge in support for independence over the past three months.
Nicola Sturgeon, the Deputy First Minister, said the poll reflected the “impressive ratings” of the Scottish National Party in government.
The poll, conducted by TNS System Three, asked whether Salmond’s administration should “negotiate a settlement with the Government of the United Kingdom so that Scotland becomes an independent state”.
Forty-four per cent said they did not want Scotland to pull out of the UK, six per cent down from August, reports The Scotsman. (ANI)

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