Support for Scottish independence has dropped significantly in just three weeks, according to the latest survey by YouGov. Those in favour of leaving the UK were almost neck and neck with those who wanted Scotland to remain part the union.
The poll, carried out from November 6-10, asked 1,089 Scottish adults if Scotland should be an independent country.
The “yes” vote had a narrow lead of 51 percent to 49 percent.
While support for Scottish independence still has the edge over staying in the UK, the recent survey shows support for the cause is waning.
Just last month, polling by Ipsos MORI found 58 percent of Scots were in favour of breaking away.
This was compared to just 42 percent who backed staying in the union.
It was the biggest lead in poll ever recorded for the pro-independence side.
The survey was conducted from October 2-9 and polled 1,045 Scottish adults.
YouGov’s previous survey also shows support for independence appears to be falling.
In August the pollsters found support for leaving the UK had six-point lead, with 53 percent to 47 percent.
This was the biggest Yes lead of any YouGov poll.
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