FIFTY-six percent of Scots now back independence, according to a stunning new poll.

Commissioned by the pro-independence Scot Goes Pop website, the Panelbase survey found that just 44% of Scots would back staying in the Union, down one point on the firm’s last poll.

Fifty-six per cent is the highest ever Yes vote recorded by Panelbase.

It’s now the 14th serious poll in a row to put support for Yes ahead of No. The 13th was released earlier yesterday, when YouGov put Yes on 51% – down two points on their last poll.

The Panelbase poll revealed that 42% of people who voted Labour in 2019, and 28% of people who voted LibDem would now back independence.

In grim news for the Unionist side, 23% of No voters from the 2014 referendum are now backing Yes, while only 8% of Yes voters have switched to No.

Both the Panelbase and YouGov polls asked voters which party they’d back at a Holyrood election.

After 13 years of government, the SNP remain miles ahead of their opponents.

Panelbase found that at the constituency vote, 53% of voters would back the SNP, 21% the Tories, 18% Labour, 5% the LibDems and 3% the Greens.

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On the list they found support for the SNP at 46%, the Tories at 20%, Labour at 17%, the Greens at 8% and the LibDems at 6%.

That would give the SNP 71 seats, up eight from the last election, the Tories 25, down six, Labour down five to 18, the Greens on nine, up three, and the LibDems remaining on five.

YouGov found that 56% of people said they would back the SNP in the constituency vote, with the Tories on 19%, Labour on 15%, the Liberal Democrats on 6% and the Greens on 2%.

On the regional list, the SNP has 47% support, the Tories 20%, Labour 13%, the LibDems 6% and the Greens 7%.

That would give the SNP 74 seats, the Tories 24, Labour 17, the Greens on nine and the LibDems five.

At Westminster, Panelbase had the SNP on 50%, the Tories 21%, Labour 20%, the LibDems 5% and the Greens 2%. That would see the SNP win 56 of Scotland’s 59 seats, the Tories two and Labour one.

Two new polls, the 13th and 14th in a row with a majority for independence, show that the SNP hold a commanding lead over opposition parties and Scottish voters are continuing to put their trust in the party.

A YouGov poll shows the SNP on course to win 56% of the constituency vote in next year’s election – with the Tories on 19% and Labour on 15%.

A Panelbase poll, with almost identical fieldwork dates, puts support for independence at 56% – the highest-ever level of support for independence in a poll conducted by Panelbase.

It puts the SNP on 53% on the constituency vote and 46% on the regional list vote for the Scottish Parliament elections.

SNP depute leader Keith Brown said: “These are yet more significant polls for the SNP, which show voters across Scotland continue to place their trust in the party to deliver – in stark contrast to the Westminster government, which is acting against Scotland’s interests.

“They should be wake up call for the Tories – their Trump-like attempts to ignore free and fair elections and deny the people of Scotland the right to choose their own future is utterly unsustainable.

“If the UK remains a democracy, then Scotland must have the right to choose a better path than the shambolic, hard-Brexit Tory Government at Westminster.

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“And that decision is for the people of Scotland, not a Tory Government we didn’t vote for, led by the likes of Boris Johnson.

“The SNP is taking absolutely nothing for granted and we will continue working hard to retain the trust of people in Scotland at next year’s election.

“But it is clearer than ever that voters believe Scotland’s future lies as an equal, independent country.”

Earlier this week, another poll showed 49% of Scots agreed a pro-independence majority would be a mandate, with 27% saying they disagreed, 9% didn’t know and 16% neither agreed nor disagreed.

Removing undecideds, 54% agreed it was a mandate and 30% disagreed.