Poll shows support for independence up since Brexit vote

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The EU referendum result has seen more people favour Scottish independence.

Brexit has resulted in an increase in support for Scottish independence, a new opinion poll has indicated.

The Survation poll, conducted in the wake of last week’s EU referendum, suggests some No voters have changed their minds following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

The survey for the Daily Mail found 47% would vote Yes in a second independence referendum, with 41% for No and 12% undecided.

When the “don’t knows” are stripped out, 53% back Yes and 47% back No.

It is one of several polls conducted after the EU ballot showing majority support for independence.

Leave won 52% of the vote in last week’s EU referendum, although 62% of Scottish voters backed Remain.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to explore every option to protect Scotland’s place in the EU, stating a second independence ballot will be put forward by the Scottish Government if it emerges as the “best or only” way of achieving this.

Survation quizzed 1,055 adults between June 24 and June 28.

The poll also revealed that 35% of SNP voters backed the Leave campaign, 47% want a second independence referendum and 52% agree with Ms Sturgeon it would be “democratically unacceptable” for Scotland to leave the EU.