Scottish independence: Yes camp hails 'momentum’
It comes as a Sunday Times poll suggests the Yes camp has taken the lead for the first time. Some 51% of those who have made up their mind and intend to vote back an independent Scotland while 49% plan to vote no, the YouGov poll suggests.
The Better Together campaign’s Alistair Darling called it a “wake-up call”.
The poll of 1,084 people, carried out between 2 and 5 September, is the first and only serious study to put the Yes campaign ahead, and suggests the pro-Union camp has lost its lead - once regularly in the double-digits.
On 18 September voters will be asked the Yes/No question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" The headline poll results exclude undecided voters or those who plan not to vote. When they are included, 47% backed Yes while 45% said they would opt to stay in the UK.
However, a separate poll for the Yes Scotland campaign put the pro-Union Better Together camp ahead by 52% to 48% - when undecided voters were excluded.
Pollsters Panelbase questioned voters between 2 and 6 September.
Not my business but it seems odd that such an important matter is being decided by a simple majority vote which is after all just a snapshot of public sentiment.