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SNP on Course for Holyrood Majority

Unstoppable momentum now firmly behind independence.

A new poll shows that the SNP hold a commanding lead over opposition parties and Scottish voters are continuing to put their trust in the party.

The YouGov poll, reported in the Times, shows the SNP are set to secure another pro-independence majority at Holyrood, with 57% of voters set to back the party in May. Support for independence has also risen to 53%.

The poll also shows the majority of Scots also back Nicola Sturgeon and her handling of the Covid-19 crisis, but have been far less convinced by the Tories, with Boris Johnson’s approval ratings plummeting to -54.

SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown said:

“This poll shows that voters across Scotland continue to place their trust in the SNP to deliver for them after more than a decade in government at Holyrood.

“People in Scotland want an accessible government which listens to and engages with the public and that’s what they will always get with the SNP.

“The Scottish Government remains fully focused on tackling the coronavirus pandemic – but it’s now clearer than ever that people in Scotland have confidence in the SNP, and in Scotland’s ability to govern itself.

“It is now the established majority view in Scotland that we should be an independent country.

“Prolonging any attempt to stop people from having their say over their future is undemocratic, unsustainable and runs the risk of public opinion in Scotland turning even more sharply against the Prime Minister.

“There is now unstoppable momentum behind an independence referendum – and that will be a decision for the people of Scotland, not Boris Johnson or any other Westminster politician.”