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Less than a third of Scots plan to vote for independence: poll

Published on Feb 20, 2014 9:03 AM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Just under one-third (29 per cent) of Scots plan to vote for independence in this year's referendum, according to a poll on Thursday that also found 42 per cent intended to vote against.

But the TNS poll also found another 29 per cent were still undecided ahead of the Sept 18 vote to decide whether Scotland, which has a population of just over 5 million and is a source of North Sea oil, should end its 307-year-old union with England and leave the UK.

The percentages are virtually the same as in the previous two TNS polling agency votes carried out since the New Year.

The poll of 996 adults was carried out between Jan 28 and Feb 6.

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