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Scots Independence Poll Puts ‘Yes’ Campaign Ahead at 51%

Scotland’s nationalists overtook opponents of independence in an opinion poll for the first time this year, sparking a government promise of more powers for the Scottish parliament less than two weeks before the country votes on whether to break up the 307-year-old U.K.

A YouGov Plc survey for the Sunday Times showed Yes voters increased to 51 percent, while the No side dropped to 49 percent when undecided respondents were excluded. The shift to an outright lead for supporters of independence may further roil financial markets after the pound weakened last week when the pro-U.K side’s support narrowed to six percentage points.