Big slump in ‘Yes’ vote as leaders head north

By David McKay

Published: 24/02/2014

A POLL commissioned by the Press and Journal today reveals a shock slump in support for independence in the wake of the bitter currency row.

The independent snapshot of public opinion in the north and north-east was taken in the aftermath of Chancellor George Osborne’s claim that the nation would not be able to keep the pound if it broke away from the UK.

Just 17% of people quizzed believed Scotland should be independent – a drop of 10% compared to the last Press and Journal-commissioned poll 10 months ago. Another 18% were unsure while 65% will vote “no” on September 18, a 15% rise on the previous poll.

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