Poll shows surge in support for Scottish independence

September 2, 2014 7:39 AM

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Poll shows surge in support for Scottish independence

LONDON — A new poll suggests that support for Scotland's independence movement has gained substantial ground with less than three weeks to go before a historic referendum that will determine the future composition of the United Kingdom.

The poll conducted for the Sun and the (London) Times newspapers revealed that pro-independence support — the Yes campaign — has now reached 47%. The findings amount to an eight-point surge since the start of August and follow the final TV debate last week between Scottish National Party leader Alex...

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