Poll: 42% oppose an independent Scotland

Results from the ITV News Index Poll carried out by ComRes
Results from the ITV News Index Poll carried out by ComRes Credit: ITV News

An ITV News Index Poll conducted by ComRes appears to show 42% of the British public oppose independence for Scotland, compared with 29% who support it.

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34% of Scots back independence

David Cameron and Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond have signed a deal to grant the government in Edinburgh the power to hold a referendum on independence. But an ITV News Index poll appears to show only 34% of Scots support independence.