Date
17 December 2017
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has made emergency trips to Scotland to urge the people to back away from independence in the Sept. 18 referendum. Photo: Reuters
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has made emergency trips to Scotland to urge the people to back away from independence in the Sept. 18 referendum. Photo: Reuters

Scottish nationalists lose ground in new poll

A new opinion poll has shown the Scottish nationalists losing ground in their bid for independence, a week before a referendum that was feared to lead to a break-up of the United Kingdom, Bloomberg News reported.

A poll for the Daily Record newspaper in Glasgow showed 47 percent of the Scottish people, excluding undecided voters, supporting the ‘Yes’ campaign and 53 percent opposed to independence, the report said.

The result mark a swing from an earlier survey last weekend that put the Yes side ahead for the first time, an outcome that sent the pound tumbling.

The latest poll will cheer Prime Minister David Cameron and fellow UK party leaders, who have been making emergency trips to Scotland to urge the people to back away from independence in the Sept. 18 referendum.

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