Another mildly disappointing result is that a slim plurality (40% to 38%) want the UK Government to retain control over foreign affairs and defence. On the face of it, that contradicts the desire of a clear majority in the poll for Scotland to become an independent country, although respondents may have just been answering in respect of what they think should happen if Scotland remains a devolved part of the UK.
The good results are, however, very good. By the decent margin of 45% to 34%, respondents say that independence would be beneficial for the Scottish economy in the long run - radically different from polling findings in the run-up to the 2014 indyref. An enormous majority of 62% to 18% say that all decisions affecting people in Scotland should be made by the Scottish Parliament and Government - that one should terrify unionists. By 61% to 22%, respondents feel that Scotland's relationship with the EU should be decided by the Scottish Parliament and Government. And the notion that independence would be more economically damaging than Brexit is rejected by the narrow plurality of 39% to 37%.
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