THE SNP have said the case for independence is "growing stronger by the day" after a new poll that found Yes is now at 52%.

It is the second such poll this year to indicate a Yes majority and was carried out in the wake of the Dominic Cummings scandal.

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The Panelbase poll, carried out by ScotGoesPop, asked the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?"

The poll also suggested that 18% of No voters from 2014 would now vote in favour of independence.

The 52% figure is when don’t knows are excluded, with support for Yes and 48% and No at 45% when they are included.

SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown said the poll shows Scots "no longer have trust in the Westminster system".

He added: “This poll confirms a clear pattern of growing and majority support for independence.

“Everyone’s focus just now remains, rightly, on the Coronavirus pandemic, but this poll shows that people across Scotland no longer have trust in the Westminster system to protect Scotland’s interests.

“Meanwhile, the public confidence in the SNP Scottish Government and our First Minister is clear for all to see.

“The case for independence is growing stronger by the day – and ultimately our country’s future must and will be decided by the people who live here, not Boris Johnson.”