Scotland would vote for independence if a second referendum on leaving the United Kingdom was held, a new poll finds.

The Ipsos MORI poll found that a “yes” campaign would have a nine point lead over the “no” camp. The data suggest that 53 percent of Scottish voters would vote “yes” and 44 percent “no,” with 3 percent undecided. During the Scottish independence referendum campaign, some polls suggested that the “yes” side might have been successful, though ultimately it lost by 45 percent to 55 percent to those in favor of remaining in the U.K.

From The Independent:

The findings come the day after the Scottish Government announced its program for the final year of parliamentary time before the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a number of new policies including new rent controls for areas where housing costs are rising fast.

The Scottish National Party won a landslide victory at the UK general election in May where it gained all but three of the 59 Scottish constituencies.

Polls suggest the nationalists also currently have a huge lead in the Holyrood elections set to take place next year.

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–Posted by Roisin Davis


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