Yes Scotland welcomes poll findings as anti-independence support dips
Yes Scotland today welcomed the findings of a new poll revealing support for' the No campaign has fallen by 3%.
The Angus Reid poll, published in the Mail on Sunday, shows that those in favour of Scottish independence are unchanged at 32% from the same company’s previous findings, 47% are against and the key undecideds has risen to 20%.
In a separate question, the poll also finds that 41% of those polled believe that independence will make them better or no worse off compared to 38% who believe they will be worse off.
Blair Jenkins, Chief Executive of Yes Scotland said: "This poll is a further indication that there is solid and sustained support for a Yes vote in 2014 and with around a fifth of voters yet to make up their minds there is everything to play for. On these figures, a swing of just over 7.5% would put Yes ahead.
'’It is also significant that the number of people who think they would be better off or no worse off in an independent Scotland is higher than those who think they would be worse off.
"We do not underestimate the hard work ahead to secure a majority Yes vote in 2014. We have to persuade those who had favoured devo-max that independence is now the best option for building the kind of Scotland they want for themselves and future generations and there is already evidence that this is happening.
"This debate has a long way to go and we at Yes Scotland are confident that we will deliver a positive result in Autumn 2014."
The findings of today’s poll compared to Angus Reid’s last poll on independence published in January are below:
Should Scotland be an independent country?
- Yes 32% (unchanged)
- No 47% (-3%)
- Note sure 20% (+4%)
- Will not vote 1% (-2%)
In today's Guardian, Severin Carrell carries an interview with Blair Jenkins in his Scottish Independence Blog.
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