Poll shows 53 percent Scottish support for staying in United Kingdom

Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have a six percentage point lead over secessionists, an survey carried out for the Observer newspaper showed on Saturday.

Reuters| Updated: Sep 14, 2014, 15:50 PM IST

London: Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have a six percentage point lead over secessionists, an survey carried out for the Observer newspaper showed on Saturday.

The Opinium pollster said the survey showed the unionists on 53 percent and those wanting independence on 47 percent. Scotland votes in a referendum on independence on Thursday.