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Scottish independence poll shows gap narrowing

Polls suggest the race is getting closer. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Polls suggest the race is getting closer. Picture: Ian Georgeson

  • by TOM PETERKIN
 

THE gap between the Yes and No camps has narrowed, according to a poll that shows support for independence at 29 per cent compared with 41 per cent who want to remain part of the UK.

The survey of 988 Scottish adults by TNS showed a slight tightening between the two positions when compared with a similar poll it conducted last month, which found a 28 per cent Yes vote and 42 per cent for No.

The results of today’s poll revealed that the Better Together lead has been reduced from the 19 per cent recorded in September last year to 12 per cent. The latest poll saw the proportion who say they are certain to vote reach a high of 74 per cent, up from 65 per cent in September. The survey found 84 per cent of Yes voters and 83 per cent of No voters will turn out on the day.

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