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Almost half of Scots want a referendum on Brexit deal

Poll finds two thirds of people think Westminster is ignoring Scottish concerns during negotiations.

By STV News

Published 15 Aug 2018.

Almost half of people in Scotland want a referendum on the Brexit deal, according to a new poll.

The YouGov poll, commissioned by the People's Vote campaign calling for a public vote on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, found 48% of respondents were in favour, with 31% opposed.

This is greater than the UK wide-response of 45% for and 34% against.

Almost two-thirds of Scottish voters - 65% - also believe the UK Government is ignoring Scotland's concerns on Brexit, while just 16% believe it is listening.

Researchers surveyed 2013 adults in Scotland between August 8 and 14 and found rising support for staying in the European Union.

Two-thirds (66%) said they wanted to remain while 34% were pro-Brexit, when the don't knows were removed, while in the 2016 referendum voters in Scotland were split 62% to 38% for remain over leave.

The poll reveals just 12% of Scots believes Britain will get a good Brexit deal.

Most believe Brexit will make Scotland's economy weaker at - 56% to 12% - and their standard of living worse at, 49% to 7%.

There is a high level of distrust about the UK Government taking the right decisions on Brexit, with 70% distrustful and 21% the opposite.

In comparison, 48% said they do not trust the Scottish Government to take the right Brexit decisions, while 42% did.

The poll also indicated widespread support among SNP, Labour and Liberal Democrat voters for staying in the EU and at 73%, 67%, and 77% respectively.

Conservative voters were 29% in favour of staying in the EU with 64% backing Brexit.

SNP voters back a Brexit deal referendum by a margin of more than four to one, 66% to 18%, when the don't knows have been removed while for Labour this is 74% to 26%.

On Scottish independence, 43% of respondents said Brexit would make this more likely and 6% said it would be less likely.

More than a quarter (28%) said it would make no difference as independence has "little or no chance" anyway, while 7% believe Brexit would make no difference as Scotland gaining independence is "likely regardless".

Most believe Brexit will make Scotland's economy weaker at - 56% to 12% - and their standard of living worse at, 49% to 7%.

There is a high level of distrust about the UK Government taking the right decisions on Brexit, with 70% distrustful and 21% the opposite.

In comparison, 48% said they do not trust the Scottish Government to take the right Brexit decisions, while 42% did.

The poll also indicated widespread support among SNP, Labour and Liberal Democrat voters for staying in the EU and at 73%, 67%, and 77% respectively.

Conservative voters were 29% in favour of staying in the EU with 64% backing Brexit.

SNP voters back a Brexit deal referendum by a margin of more than four to one, 66% to 18%, when the don't knows have been removed while for Labour this is 74% to 26%.

On Scottish independence, 43% of respondents said Brexit would make this more likely and 6% said it would be less likely.

More than a quarter (28%) said it would make no difference as independence has "little or no chance" anyway, while 7% believe Brexit would make no difference as Scotland gaining independence is "likely regardless".

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