This October 2-9 poll on 1,045 Scots also shows that Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) enjoys “very strong” public support – 72% satisfied of how he manages the covid-19 epidemic.

The party thus appears to be in a strong position ahead of the May 2021 local elections.

The SNP could get many seats in the decentralized Parliament in Holyrood, tasked with making its own decisions in the areas of education, health and transport.

“If the SNP wins a majority in next year’s local elections, our poll suggests there will be significant public pressure for the British central government to transfer the necessary powers to the Scottish Parliament to hold a second referendum on independence,” said Ipsos. Scotland is dying. Emily Gray.

One such election was held in 2014, and Scots then voted 55% to remain in the UK.

British Prime Minister Boris Johsnon later ruled out, on several occasions, that London would allow Edinburgh to hold a new referendum, arguing that it was a vote that takes place “once a generation”.

Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to set before the local elections in May the conditions and date of a second independence referendum.

She points out that Brexit has changed the problem for Scots.

The British province voted en masse in the 2016 referendum against the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (EU), which ended at the end of January.