49% of respondents are somewhere on the pro-indy end of the scale (6-10), and 43% are somewhere on the anti-indy end (0-4). However, there is an exact 28-28 tie among those who are absolutely certain in their views, with the Yes advantage being owed to a healthy number of respondents rating themselves around 7 or 8 on the scale. According to the press release, the rough Yes lead with Don't Knows and neutrals excluded is 53-47 - exactly the same as in the new Savanta ComRes poll which used a binary question.
Respondents were also asked to predict the result of a new indyref. 55% thought there would be a Yes vote, and only 30% expected a No vote - very much in line with a similar question asked in a recent Panelbase/Business for Scotland poll. There's a theory in some quarters that these "wisdom of crowds" questions offer a better indication of what is likely to happen than standard polling, because people give an honest assessment based on what they hear from friends, family and colleagues. If that's right, it may be significant that 45% of people who voted No in 2014 now expect a Yes vote (if Don't Knows are excluded). On the other hand, it may just be that people expect a Yes vote because Yes have been ahead in recent polls.
Once again, the myth that the people of Scotland don't want a second indyref is exploded by this poll - 49% think there should be a referendum if pro-indy parties win a majority next year, and only 38% disagree.
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