Poll finds majority of Scots in favour of independence

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A new poll has found a majority of Scots are now in favour of independence which Scotland's First Minister described as phenomenal.

The Lord Ashcroft poll puts support for independence at 46% and 43% against.

When those who said they did not know how they would vote, or said they would not vote, were removed, support for independence was at 52% and 48% were against.

The online poll questioned 1,019 adults in Scotland between July 30 and August 2.

It found 47% felt there should be a second independence referendum within the next two years, with 45% against the proposal.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "This is a phenomenal poll for the independence movement – showing that more and more people think it's time that Scotland took our own decisions and shaped our own future as a fair, prosperous, outward-looking nation."

Ms Sturgeon said the case for independence was growing stronger by the day as Scotland is "dragged towards a no-deal Brexit".

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