SUPPORT for independence in Wales is at its strongest ever level, a new poll suggests.

YouGov asked more than 1000 voting-age adults in Wales what they'd back if a referendum was held tomorrow.

A total of 33% of those with an opinion said they'd vote for independence.

It's the highest level ever polled and shows a continued increase in anti-Union feeling. 

Yes support has been growing in Wales all this year, going from 27% in a poll for ITV Cymru and Cardiff University in January to 32% in the summer. That result was returned in four different polls from June to October and the latest research shows the flatline has ended.

That polling took place this week and was commissioned by campaign group YesCymru. Its membership has rocketed in the past ten months, increasing six times over.

The group's figures now outstrip those of many of the country's political parties.

Sion Jobbins, chair of YesCymru, commented: "Support for independence is the strongest it’s ever been, with 33% of the people of Wales now saying that they would vote for Welsh independence if a referendum was held tomorrow. That’s a six point increase from January and a massive 11 point increase since December last year.

"It's very clear that more and more people are coming to the conclusion that Westminster doesn’t work for Wales. We’ve seen this not only with the poll results, but with a huge surge in YesCymru membership, recently hitting 15,000 paid-up members, where we were at around 2,500 in January. That’s more members than nearly every political party in Wales."

Jobbins went on: "In light of Boris Johnson’s comments on devolution being 'a disaster', and our recent poll that showed 59% would vote for devo-max in a referendum - a move that stops just short of independence - it really is time for the Welsh Government to get serious about what it wants to happen and make its constitutional position clear. The status quo just isn’t an option anymore.

"People want change, but that change won’t come from Westminster. Change is happening in the minds of people across Wales, but with the Senedd elections on the horizon, it needs to be reflected in the members voted into the Senedd.

"Wales has to vote for people who won't wait for orders or favours from Westminster, we have to vote for the change we want."