35% in favour of independence, new poll shows


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A new opinion poll conducted by Opinium Research on behalf of Sky News has revealed that 35% of the Welsh public would support independence, once 'don't knows' are excluded.


The poll of 2,005 adults aged 18+ conducted between 9 - 19 April shows that 65% are against independence.


When asked the question "Should Wales be an independence country?"; 28% responded 'yes'; 52% responded 'no'; and 20% did not know.


The new findings are consistent with a series of opinion polls that show support for independence hovering in the mid-30% range.


The poll reveals a lower number of definite 'noes', and also shows that a fifth of Welsh voters are unsure about independence.


This might reflect either less antipathy toward the idea of independence or a growth in "indy-curious" voters.


A poll by Savanta ComRes conducted between 18 - 22 February 2021, revealed the highest ever support for independence, with 39% in favour once 'don't know' options are excluded.


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