Sixty per cent of Scots want Nicola Sturgeon to drop IndyRef2

New poll reinforces election message


Has the turmoil surrounding Theresa May’s electoral disaster distracted from the dramatic change in Nicola Sturgeon’s fortunes?

According to a new Survation poll for the Daily Record, 60 per cent of Scottish voters want Sturgeon to abandon her plans for a second independence referendum, including a third of those who voted ‘Yes’ in 2014. Just 27 per cent think Sturgeon should press ahead with her plans for a second referendum.

The poll also shows that if a referendum were held tomorrow, the ‘No’ side would win by 57 to 43 per cent.

Since the SNP lost 21 seats in last week’s general election, there have been reports that the party leadership is reconsidering its strategy on a second referendum. Big-name losses included the party’s Westminster leader Angus Robertson and former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond.

While Sturgeon has managed the fallout from the general election better than May has, it has done serious damage to her and her party.

See also: Cross-party collaboration is already happening on Brexit – as the Downing Street farce continues

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2 Responses to “Sixty per cent of Scots want Nicola Sturgeon to drop IndyRef2”

  1. bjsalba

    Really? Can you count?

    SNP got roughly 60% of the MPs – 35 out of 59 – a majority.
    The Combined Unionist “No Second Referendum” party
    got roughly 40% – 24 of 59.

    Mrs May lost seats AND her majority but is still going for Brexit.

    Have you any idea how much was spent by the Unionist parties.
    Some targetted constituents (like the ones you mention) had 14 leaflets from the Combined Unionist “No Second Referendum” party. That is more than two per week.

    The Conservatives will be able to afford that kind of expense next time around but I doubt if the others will.

  2. Tony

    There does seem to be evidence of collusion between the unionist parties.

    It would be daft for any political party to drop its policies just because of electoral defeat.

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