Rise in Support for Scottish Independence as Labour Supporters Switch to Yes Vote

As reported in the Scottish newspaper, The Herald, a new opinion poll today reveals that the Yes Campaign is winning over Scotland’s Labour Party supporters. This comes despite the Labour Party forming an alliance with the Tories and Liberal Democrats in Scotland against independence. Over the last three months this shows a significant rise of 7% of Labour voters switching to support an independent Scotland. The poll also shows a rise in support for independence of 3% with two months still remaining until the referendum vote on September 18. The shift of Labour supporters towards voting Yes to independence comes after strong campaigning by pro-independence campaigners to win over Labour voters. This comes as a major blow to the No camp who have tried desperately to try and shore up a No vote in traditional Labour heartlands, including a recent visit to Scotland by Labour leader Ed Miliband. 

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