A MAJOR new study has recorded a reversal in the result of the 2014 independence referendum, with 55% of Scots now backing a Yes vote.

It is the latest in a series of polls recording a majority backing for Scottish sovereignty.

Commissioned by Business for Scotland, the Panelbase poll has delighted the Yes movement.

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Politicians and commentators have taken to social media to give their thoughts.

Here a few of the best responses.

Greens MSP Ross Greer tweeted: “Don't want to get anyone too excited but I think we're going to do this.”

SNP MP Stewart McDonald hailed the “stunning poll”.

Michael Gray, part of The Skotia team, said independence “is becoming the settled will of the Scottish people”.

Moray MSP Richard Lochhead and Na h-Eileanan an Iar MP Angus MacNeil thanked Boris Johnson for his help in driving up support.

Brexit whistleblower Shahmir Sanni voiced his support for the Yes movement.

SNP depute leader Keith Brown said the poll result reflected the feedback he had received from people across Scotland.

Jonathon Shafi, co-founder of the Radical Independence Campaign, also gave the credit to the Prime Minister.

Glasgow East MP David Linden added: “And people wonder why the Cabinet Office won’t publish its own private polling on Scottish independence...”

LBC radio host James O’Brien summed up the reaction south of the Border…

The former LibDem candidate for London mayor, Siobhan Benita, also expressed her support for Scottish independence.

Not everyone, however, was impressed. Tory MSP Dean Lockhart had this to say.