New Scotland independence poll shows 'No' side ahead

A new poll showed Scotland set to narrowly reject independence in a historic referendum in one week`s time, according to results by pollster YouGov on Thursday.

AFP| Updated: Sep 12, 2014, 03:38 AM IST

London: A new poll showed Scotland set to narrowly reject independence in a historic referendum in one week`s time, according to results by pollster YouGov on Thursday.

The survey showed the pro-union "No" campaign ahead by four points on 52 percent support, compared to 48 percent who were in favour of independence, excluding respondents who picked "don`t know".

The result was the first time the "No" campaign had gained support in a YouGov poll since early August, when surveys began to show the pro-independence side gaining a surge of support.

A Saturday poll by YouGov showing the pro-independence side ahead for the first time electrified the campaign, prompting British Prime Minister David Cameron to cancel a parliamentary debate and travel to Scotland with rival party leaders to campaign against independence.

The survey questioned 1,268 voters between Tuesday and Thursday.