A majority of Scots would back independence if another referendum were held today, according to a poll published on Saturday, just six weeks after Scotland voted against leaving the United Kingdom.
The YouGov poll for the Times newspaper put support for independence at 52 percent against 48 percent who wanted to stay in the union. By including those who would not vote or do not know, the split was 49 percent in favor of a split and 45 percent against.
In September’s referendum, 55 percent of Scots voted against independence.
The opinion poll also brought more bad news for the leader of Britain’s opposition Labour party, Ed Miliband, who hopes to oust Conservative leader David Cameron as prime minister in next May’s national election.
Among Scots overall, only 22 percent surveyed by YouGov thought Labour represented Scotland’s views and interests well while 65 percent thought it represented them badly.