A poll for the pro-independence website Wings over Scotland says 47 per cent of people now plan to vote â€˜Yesâ€™ (Jeff J Mitchell )
SUPPORT for Scottish independence has hit a record high with the Yes and No campaigns almost neck and neck five months out from the referendum, according to a new poll.
With the cross-party No campaign under pressure to sharpen up after a series of gaffes, the Panelbase results show the unionist lead has been cut from more than 24 points last year to six this weekend.
The findings by the polling company, which was first to identify an SNP lead ahead of Alex Salmondâ€™s surprise landslide Scottish election win in 2011, give credence to private nationalist claims that Yes could be in front by July.
The poll for the pro-independence political website Wings Over Scotland finds that when the 14% of voters who are undecided are excluded, 47% intend to vote Yes and 53% No. It is the nationalistsâ€™ best rating so far this year.
[Extract from original Sunday Times article]