Second poll shows jump in support for Scottish independence

Pro-independence stickers are distributed by supporters outside the Birnam Highland Games in Perthshire, Scotland, on August 30, 2014A second poll showed support for Scottish independence rising less than three weeks from the historic referendum, more than halving the lead of the anti-independence camp on Monday. The YouGov poll found 47 percent of respondents would vote “Yes” to independence, compared to 53 percent who would vote “No”, excluding “undecideds”. The results were identical to a Friday poll by Survation, which had showed the “Yes” campaign had gained ground after a strong performance from pro-independence leader Alex Salmond in a TV debate. The gap in support between the two camps more than halved to six points from a 14-point “No” camp lead in a YouGov poll in mid-August.

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