Date
25 September 2017
This was the first time that support for Yes was above 40 percent and support for No below 50 percent, once the undecided are included. Photo: AFP
This was the first time that support for Yes was above 40 percent and support for No below 50 percent, once the undecided are included. Photo: AFP

Pro-independence Scots narrow gap on unionists ahead of poll

Support for Scottish independence rose dramatically in August, leaving the Yes campaign just 6 points behind advocates of staying in the United Kingdom with only about two weeks left before the Sept. 18 referendum, Reuters reported, citing a recent poll.

The survey, sponsored by the Sun and the Times newspapers, showed support for the pro-independence Yes campaign had risen to 47 percent, a 4 point gain since mid-August and up 8 points since the start of the month, according to the news agency. 

The lead of the No campaign to reject independence has slumped to 6 points from 22 points at the start of August. Headline figures excluded undecided voters.

YouGov’s survey shows a closer contest, with 43 percent seeking independence and 57 percent for staying in the United Kingdom.

The latest poll was the first time that support for Yes was above 40 percent and support for No below 50 percent, once the undecided are included, the report said.

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