Scottish independence: New poll shows dip in support for No

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The latest poll shows No in the lead (Source: Getty)
A new poll has shown that support for Scottish independence has risen to 48 per cent.
The poll, conducted by the Telegraph and Research agency Opinium, demonstrates that the result of Thursday’s vote remains almost too close to call.
Compared to a poll published last week, Telegraph/Opinium say support for independence has risen by one percentage point to 48 per cent, while pro-union sentiment is down from 53 per cent to 52 per cent.
Over 61 polls have been conducted on the independence referendum since the beginning of the year, with the majority showing the support for the No campaign. However, in recent weeks some have recorded a shift in sentiment over to Yes.
The Telegraph says its poll, which concluded on Monday, shows eight per cent of voters still remain undecided with just days to go until the vote.
Support for No is most strong amongst women, with 58 per cent opposing independence compared to 53 per cent of men.
Yesterday it was revealed that over £17bn of shares, bonds and assorted financial assets were dumped by investors spooked by a potential victory for a Yes vote, while Scotland-based banks such as RBS and Lloyds have indicated that they will move south in such an eventuality.
Since the results have been published, the pound has risen 0.25 per cent against the dollar to $1.6271 and is also up against the euro by 0.11 per cent to $1.2557.

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