Scotland Decides: Scottish support for independence rises to 49 per cent, Ipsos MORI poll

'Yes' campaigners gather for a rally in George Square, Glasgow, Scotland, on Sept 17, 2014. The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of
'Yes' campaigners gather for a rally in George Square, Glasgow, Scotland, on Sept 17, 2014. The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdom. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish support for independence has risen to 49 per cent, an Ipsos MORI poll showed on the eve of a referendum that could break the United Kingdom apart.

The Ipsos MORI poll showed support for Scotland staying in the United Kingdom on 51 per cent, the STV news broadcaster said.

Support for independence had risen 7 percentage points since a similar poll on Aug. 5 while support for the union had fallen by the same amount, it said.