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Support growing for Scottish independence

By Lucinda Cameron

Support for Scottish independence has grown, a new poll suggests.

Of those certain to vote in the independence referendum, 36% back a Yes vote, an increase of four percentage points from the last Ipsos MORI poll for STV News, published in March.

The percentage of those intending to vote No is down three points at 54%, while 10% of those polled were still undecided, down one point from the last poll.

When undecided voters are removed from the figures, 40% of those certain to vote said they would vote Yes while 60% would vote No.

The poll shows that 46% of men intend to vote Yes in September, while only 28% of women support independence.

The level of public interest in the referendum appears to be growing, with more than eight in ten (82%) saying they are certain to vote, up four points from the last poll. Among voters aged 16-24 and certain to vote in September, 45% said they will vote Yes compared with 44% who will vote No.

Among over-55s certain to vote, 31% said they will vote in favour of independence compared with 61% who will vote No.

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