Polls show opinion divided, month before vote on Scotland's independence
British TV presenter Dan Snow presents a letter to Scottish voters from the Let's Stay Together campaign, asking them to vote against independence in the Scottish independence referendum, in London, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthew Knight)
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, August 17, 2014 5:01PM EDT
EDINBURGH -- Two opinion polls show that Scotland's voters are narrowly divided on whether to leave the United Kingdom one month before a referendum.
Sunday's published polls both found that a majority of decided voters want Scotland to stay within the UK alongside England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
But they found support for independence growing ahead of the Sept. 18 vote -- and still-undecided voters holding the balance.
A poll for the Scotland on Sunday newspaper put support for UK membership at 47 per cent, up 2 points; support for independence at 38 per cent, up 4 points; and undecided voters at 15 per cent.
Another survey commissioned by the pro-independence campaign found 46 per cent support for the UK, 42 per cent for independence, and 12 per cent undecided.
Both had error margins of 3 percentage points.