Scottish Independence Vote Relying on Undecided Voters

The impassioned independence arguments of the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) are beginning to stir voters, according to a poll released on Wednesday.

There was a month-on-month increa

The impassioned independence arguments of the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) are beginning to stir voters, according to a poll released on Wednesday.

There was a month-on-month increase of 1 percentage point after 29 percent of Scots planned to vote ‘yes’ in a referendum on whether Scotland should become independent of the rest of the U.K. on September 18 this year. Those voting ‘no’ fell 1 percentage point month on month to 41 percent and the rest were undecided.

About 74 percent of Scots said they will definitely vote in the referendum in September, a figure that has climbed from 65 percent since September.

“The increase in the proportion who claim they are certain to vote is an indication that more and more people are realising the importance of this referendum and are becoming increased engaged in the process” head of TNS Scotland Tom Costley said in a statement.

“Many undecided voters are telling us that they will definitely cast their vote, and how the campaigns address their interests is likely to have a big influence on their final outcome.”

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

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