Which of the following potential outcomes from the Holyrood elections in May do you think provides the best mandate for a second independence referendum?

Field work dates: 16 April 2021 - 4 May 2021
Data from: Scotland
Results from: 3 polls

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Results for: Which of the following potential outcomes from the Holyrood elections in May do you think provides the best mandate for a second independence referendum?
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4 May 2021
Poll by ComRes
27 April 2021
Poll by ComRes
20 April 2021
Poll by ComRes
The SNP not having enough MSPs for a majority, but governing anyway as the largest party (minority government)9%9%7%
The SNP not having enough MSPs for a majority, and forming a formal electoral pact or coalition with MSPs from the pro-independence Scottish Green Party to create a majority government13%10%11%
The SNP not having enough MSPs for a majority, and forming a formal electoral pact or coalition with MSPs from the pro-independence Alba Party to create a majority government4%5%6%
The SNP not having enough MSPs for a majority, and forming a formal electoral pact or coalition with MSPs from both the pro-independence Scottish Green Party and Alba Party to create a majority government5%5%5%
The SNP having just enough MSPs for a majority government in Holyrood8%9%9%
The SNP having plenty enough MSPs for a majority government in Holyrood30%32%29%
Don't know31%31%33%

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Which of the following potential outcomes from the Holyrood elections in May do you think provides the best mandate for a second independence referendum? The SNP not having enough MSPs for a majority, but governing anyway
as the largest party (minority government)/The SNP not having enough MSPs for a majority, and forming a formal
electoral pact or coalition with MSPs from the pro-independence Scottish
Green Party to create a majority government/The SNP not having enough MSPs for a majority, and forming a formal
electoral pact or coalition with MSPs from the pro-independence Alba
Party to create a majority government/The SNP not having enough MSPs for a majority, and forming a formal
electoral pact or coalition with MSPs from both the pro-independence
Scottish Green Party and Alba Party to create a majority government/The SNP having just enough MSPs for a majority government in Holyrood/The SNP having plenty enough MSPs for a majority government in
Holyrood

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