A still image from video showS Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaking following the results of the EU referendum, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/UK PARLIAMENT VIA REUTERS TV
Reuters: Scots against second independence referendum despite Brexit vote: poll
The Scots do not think there should be a second independence referendum, a poll showed on Sunday, days after Britain voted to leave the European Union despite strong Scottish support for remaining a member of the bloc.
The Survation poll showed 44.7 percent of people think Scotland should not conduct a second independence referendum, compared to 41.9 percent in favor of a fresh vote. In September 2014 Scotland rejected independence by 55 percent to 45 percent.
The prospect of a second referendum has been raised after Britain as a whole voted to leave the EU last week, despite results showing a large majority of Scots supported remaining within the bloc in every region of Scotland.
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WNU Editor: Support for Scottish independence is now at 59% .... Poll puts support for Scottish independence at 59% (Scotsman) .... but there is no support for a second referendum. Talk about contradictions. But I do know one thing .... this 59% is the most that it will be .... as the issue of Brexit dies with time, these numbers will also go down.