Leader of Yes Scotland Blair Jenkins welcomes the latest poll showing a
swing towards a 'yes' vote in Scotland's referendum next year
Scottish News: New poll shows swing to 'yes' vote
Scots are warming to the idea of independence according to a new opinion poll. The survey by Panelbase shows support for 'no' at 46 percent, 'yes' at 36 percent, and 'don't knows' at 18 percent - the narrowest gap in the campaign so far and means a mere 5 percent swing would mean Scotland becoming independent.
If the 'don't knows' are excluded the poll shows that with the campaign is still at its early stages 44 percent would currently back a 'yes' vote while 56 percent would vote 'no'.
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The poll shows a narrowing of the gap between 'yes' and 'no' as the campaign debate gets under way and the electorate engages with the issues.
The poll, commissioned by the Sunday Times and Real Radio, also demonstrated the huge levels of trust people across Scotland continue to place in the SNP, with the party enjoying a 20 point lead over Labour in the regional vote for the Scottish parliament.
Further good news for the SNP government is that the poll shows 47 percent of people would back the SNP in the constituency vote for a Holyrood election - up two points from the May 2011 landslide election result - compared to 30 percent for Labour, who have fallen two points since the same election, 12 percent who would back the Tories and just 5 percent would vote for the LibDems.
The poll comes just days after it was announced that the referendum on an independent Scotland would take place on 18 September 2014.
Panelbase interviewed 885 adults in Scotland between March 18-22 for the Sunday Times and Real Radio Scotland
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