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Support for Scottish independence drops: Poll

Published on Jul 1, 2014 8:09 PM
 
Swiss tourists take photographs next to a road that marks the England - Scotland border, at a lay-by on the A1 road near Berwick in this August 20, 2013 file photo. Support for Scottish independence is falling ahead of a referendum in September, with voters increasingly fearing economic fallout from a split with Britain, a poll showed Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Support for Scottish independence is falling ahead of a referendum in September, with voters increasingly fearing economic fallout from a split with Britain, a poll showed Tuesday.

A YouGov poll for The Times newspaper said support for a "Yes" vote has fallen to 35 per cent, while 54 per cent would vote against independence, and 12 per cent were undecided or would not vote.

With undecided and non-voters stripped out of the survey, which was carried out at the end of June, the result of 39 per cent "Yes" is down three percent from the comparable figure in March.

A poll of polls shows that Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond's pro-independence campaign has been narrowly behind support to keep the 307-year-old union with England.

 
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