59% of South of Scotland voters would vote no to independence

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Our poll is the first to focus on the attitudes of voters in the South of Scotland Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

An exclusive poll by Representing Border has found a majority of voters in the South of Scotland would currently vote no to independence.

ComRes for ITV Border questioned 1,004 people in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway over last weekend. It is the first ever full opinion poll to focus on the attitudes of voters in the South of Scotland.

Should Scotland be an independent country?

Asked the question voters will be asked on 18th September this year, of those who said they were likely to vote:

  • 24% of South of Scotland voters said they would vote YES
  • 59% of South of Scotland voters said they would vote NO
  • 17% of South of Scotland voters said they did not know how they would vote

Yet a significant proportion of voters in the South of Scotland said they felt more Scottish than British.

Do you feel Scottish or British?

  • 21% said they felt Scottish not British
  • 24% said they felt more Scottish than British
  • 35% said they felt equally Scottish and British
  • 7% said they felt more British than Scottish
  • 12% said they felt British not Scottish
  • 1% did not know

Representing Border is ITV's new political programme for the South of Scotland, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:35pm, while the Scottish Parliament is sitting.

Read: Find out more about the programme.