A MAJORITY of Scots would vote to leave the UK if a second referendum on Scottish independence was held tomorrow, a new poll has found. 

The Ipsos Mori survey of 1,002 people for STV discovered that 53 per cent of respondents would back Yes in another vote, compared to 44 per cent who would support the Union and 3 per cent who were undecided.

With don't knows excluded, as was standard practice in pre-referendum polling, support for independence is now at 55 per cent. 

The survey carried out last week comes almost a year after Scotland rejected independence by a margin of 55 per cent to 45 per cent on September 18.

Nicola Sturgeon was quick to respond to the findings. She tweeted: "Pretty all-round sensational poll from for . Let's keep working hard! ."

It is thought to be the first poll to show a majority for Yes among all those questioned, as previous polls in the run-up to the vote that showed a majority for independence had excluded those who were undecided. 

Half of those questioned said they would like to see another referendum within five years while 58 per cent said they would be in favour of having one in the next 10 years.

Support for the SNP continues to be high in the wake of the party's landslide general election victory north of the Border, winning 56 of Scotland's 59 seats. 

The poll found that 55 per cent of those who gave a voting intention would back the SNP in the Holyrood constituency vote if the elections set for next year were held tomorrow. 

About a fifth (21 per cent) would vote Labour, with support for the Tories at 12 per cent, Liberal Democrats at 7 per cent and Greens at 3 per cent.

In the list vote, SNP support fell to 50 per cent and backing for the Greens rose to 8 per cent, with the preferences for the other parties remaining the same. 

Opinion on the recent election of Kezia Dugdale as Scottish Labour leader was split, with 20 per cent saying it made them more likely to back her party, compared to 23 per cent who said it would put them off.

Almost a quarter (23 per cent) said that the election of UK leadership contest frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn would make them more likely to vote Labour, but 34 per cent said such an outcome would make them less likely to vote for the party.

The contrast in satisfaction with the performances of Nicola Surgeon and David Cameron was stark. 

Almost three-quarters (71 per cent) said they approve of the way the First Minister is doing her job, compared to only 28 per cent for the Prime Minister.