Wealth Manager - the site for professional investment managers

Register to get unlimited access to all of Citywire’s Fund Manager database. Registration is free and only takes a minute.

Scottish no vote lead falls 72% in month

Scottish no vote lead falls 72% in month

The number of Scottish voters planning to vote against independence has fallen 72% over the last month as the two sides enter the last few weeks of campaigning.

While the no campaign still commands a 6% lead, that has fallen from 22% in early August, according to the YouGov survey, which excluding undecided voters found 53% leaning no versus 47% for yes.

That compares to a 61% to 39% split in favour of pro-unionism at the beginning of last month. The survey, for the Sun and the Times newspapers, echoes a Survation poll last week in the aftermath of the second televised debate, which SNP leader Alex Salmond was widely considered to have won.

‘This breakthrough poll shows that yes has the big momentum ,’ said Blair Jenkins, chief executive of campaign group Yes Scotland.

‘It's an all-time high for Yes support in a YouGov survey so far, and an eight-point swing from no to yes in just three weeks. We only need another three-point swing to achieve a yes for Scotland on the 18th.

‘Scotland is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. More and more people are beginning to realise that a yes vote is Scotland's one opportunity to make that enormous wealth work better for everybody who lives and works here, create more jobs here, and protect vital services such as the NHS from the damaging effects of Westminster privatisation.’

Leave a comment!

Please sign in or register to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.
Citywire TV
Play JPM’s Negyal: Back divis to temper EM volatility

JPM’s Negyal: Back divis to temper EM volatility

Omar Negyal, co-manager of the JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income trust, says a dividend approach to emerging markets reduces the volatility of investing in the asset class.

Play WMR: Why Russia will lose this war

WMR: Why Russia will lose this war

Author and journalist Adam Lebor believes a perfect storm is brewing when it comes to the Russian economy. .

Play WMR: Gerard Lyons warns Asia is the real risk, not Russia & Ukraine

WMR: Gerard Lyons warns Asia is the real risk, not Russia & Ukraine

Chief economic adviser to London mayor Boris Johnson outlines the geo-political risks in Asia and explains why the risk of another eurozone crisis must not be underestimated.

Your Business: Cover Star Club

Profile: 'new normal' now is as dangerous as when it was applied to tech

Profile: 'new normal' now is as dangerous as when it was applied to tech

7IM's CIO Chris Darbyshire says he has been re-energised by his new role, but has little time for 'new normal' doom-mongers

Wealth Manager on Twitter