Boris Johnson would be the end of the union, poll suggests
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More than half of Scottish voters would vote to leave the UK if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister, a new poll suggests.
A Panelbase survey of 1,024 voters found that, at the moment, 49% of those questioned support Scottish independence (up one point since last month) while 51% are against it.
However, when asked how they would vote if Johnson were to become prime minister, 53% say they would back independence, with 47% against it.
The survey was conducted last week for the Sunday Times.
The poll found that Johnson has a personal approval rating of minus 37 north of the border, behind his leadership rival Jeremy Hunt, who shares an approval rating of minus 24 with Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage.
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First minister Nicola Sturgeon's rating is neutral while Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson is on minus one.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's approval rating is minus 44 in Scotland.
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