The most recent poll by Savanta ComRes once again confirms that independence is now consistently backed by a firm majority of people in Scotland.
The latest poll, which is the 21st in a row to put independence in the lead, tops a landmark week for Scotland.
A clear and consistent majority for Yes
Out of 5 polls conducted in 2021, all 5 had ‘Yes’ in the lead. This continues a strong polling trend from 2020 where independence registered a majority of support with people in Scotland in 16 consecutive polls.
It has now been 11 straight months since Yes support became the established majority in independence polling – and since January 2020, 23 out of 26 polls had Yes in the lead.
It is clearer than ever before that the majority independence support is not a blip or a passing trend – but the firmly settled position of the Scottish electorate.
🏴 21 polls in a row show a majority of people in Scotland support independence.
🗳 It’s clear Scotland’s future must be in Scotland’s hands – and the #SP21 election in May will be the most important in our history.
— Yes (@YesScot) February 11, 2021
An “unarguable mandate” for a second referendum
With 21 consecutive polls illustrating that independence is now the majority opinion of the people of Scotland, journalists across the rest of the UK are starting to recognise that a referendum is inevitable.
The New Statesman declared that in the event of an SNP majority at the Scottish elections, there would be an “unarguable mandate for a second referendum”.
Should the SNP win a majority at the Scottish election they will have an unarguable mandate for a second referendum – this week’s NS leader.
“Since the 1980s, Thatcherism, austerity, Brexit and, now, Boris Johnson have been imposed on Scotland.” https://t.co/uPEyO5oCo3
— George Eaton (@georgeeaton) February 10, 2021
While George Monbiot said on the BBC’s Politics Live that in “straightforward, instrumental terms and in ideological terms Scotland will be much better off out of the United Kingdom and in the European Union“.
Momentum is building behind Scotland’s right to choose an independent, European future. But that can only be secured by voting for it at the Scottish Parliament elections this May.
📢 “It seems to me that in both straightforward, instrumental terms and in ideological terms Scotland will be much better off out of the United Kingdom and in the European Union.” – George Monbiot
— Yes (@YesScot) February 11, 2021
Register now for a postal vote in the Scottish Parliament Election
The Scottish elections in May will be the most important in Scotland’s history, but with the ongoing pandemic, the safest way to vote this election will be by postal vote.
It’s vital to make sure you are registered to vote in this election before applying for a postal vote, you can register to vote here.
Once you’ve registered you can easily apply for a postal vote here. Simply click open the form, fill out your name and postcode, and then select your address from the dropdown menu (if you can’t see your address listed simply click ‘I need to enter my address manually’) click ‘get application form’ then print off and complete the form provided.
Alternatively, you can contact your local Electoral Registration Office and ask them to post a form to you.
Once you’ve filled out your form simply post it to your local Electoral Registration Office.
When registering for a postal vote, you fill in a form with your name, address, date of birth and how long you want the postal vote for — just for one election, until a specified date, or permanently.
The deadline to apply for a postal vote for the election is 5pm on Tuesday 6 April.
🏴 This year’s election will be the most important in Scotland’s history – and postal voting is the safest way to make your voice heard.
📮 Turn your post box into a ballot box.
— The SNP (@theSNP) February 1, 2021