A new poll has revealed support for Scottish independence is at an all-time high.
A survey by Ipsos Mori for STV News found that 58% of Scots, without including undecided voters, would vote Yes, with 42% opting for No.
Including undecideds, 55% would vote Yes, 39% would vote No and 6% said they didn’t know.
The poll also found that 58% of likely voters in the 2021 Holyrood elections would be backing the SNP.
And with an SNP majority in parliament, 64% said the UK Government should then permit a second independence referendum within the next five years.
The poll, conducted by telephone and taking in the views of 1045 Scots, also found that 76% are dissatisfied by Boris Johnson as Prime Minister, with just 19% happy with his performance.
That compares to 72% pleased with the job Nicola Sturgeon is doing as First Minister, with 24% dissatisfied.
Responding to the poll on Twitter, Ms Sturgeon said: “Independence is about Scotland – everyone who lives here – determining the path we want to take at home and in the world.
“For those of us already convinced, let’s keep persuading others, with respect and civility. We all have a stake in the future we build.”
She added: “To my fellow SNP members – this level of support is hard earned but mustn’t be taken for granted.
“Stay focussed & independence will follow – I’ve never been more certain.
“But our, my, immediate responsibility is to lead Scotland through COVID – right now, nothing matters more.”
A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said: “The issue of independence was settled and Scottish people voted decisively to remain part of a strong UK.
“It was a once in a generation vote and must be respected. The UK government will continue to uphold that decisive decision.”
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