ComRes interviewed 1,001 adults living in the council areas of the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway regarding Scottish independence on behalf of ITV Border.
Date Published: 16 Jun 2014
Categories: Politics | Public and communities | Social | UK
EXCLUSIVE ITV BORDER SOUTH OF SCOTLAND REFERENDUM POLL
SURVEY FOR ITV BORDER’S POLITICAL PROGRAMME, REPRESENTING BORDER, FINDS NO CAMPAIGN CONTINUES TO HOLD A LARGE LEAD IN SOUTHERN SCOTLAND
70% NO AND 30% YES IN SCOTTISH BORDERS AND DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
An exclusive opinion poll commissioned for ITV Border’s political programme Representing Border, and conducted by ComRes, suggests a big majority of voters in the South of Scotland still intend to vote no in the independence referendum.
In only the second survey to focus solely on the attitudes of voters in the South of Scotland, the poll found 26% of South of Scotland voters intend to vote yes. 61% said they will vote no. 13% are undecided.
Vote share for both Yes and No increased by two percentage points compared to the last poll conducted for Representing Border at the start of January this year.
The poll was conducted for ITV Border by ComRes and polled 1,001 adults aged 16 and over in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway council areas between the 9th and 15th June.
Asked the question voters will be asked on September 18th this year, ‘should Scotland be an independent country?’ of those who said they were likely to vote.
26% of South of Scotland voters said they'd vote yes (January 24%)
61% of South of Scotland voters said they'd vote no (January 59%)
13% said they didn't know how they'd vote (January 17%)
When don’t knows were excluded, 30% said Yes and 70% said No. In January 29% said Yes and 71% said No.
Representing Border, presented by ITV Border Television’s Political Editor Peter MacMahon, will have full details and analysis of the results. Representing Border is broadcast on Freeview in the South of Scotland at 22.35 on Tuesday 17th June and at 23.05 on Thursday 19th June.
Methodology: ComRes interviewed 1,001 adults living in the council areas of the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway by telephone between 9nd and 15th June 2014. Data were weighted to be representative of all adults aged 16+ from this area.