GBP – Scotland independence referendum: ‘Yes’ case leads in new opinion poll for the first time
The British Pound has been sold heavily in early interbank trading this Monday morning (Mike had the poll results here)
GBP/USD closed in New York Friday at 1.6327 and its 1.6198 as I update
- A NEW opinion poll has put Scotland’s pro-independence camp ahead for the first time in the campaign, just 11 days before the referendum on splitting from Britain.
- The YouGov/Sunday Timespoll gave the “Yes” camp 51 per cent support compared to the “No” camp’s 49 per cent, excluding undecided voters.
- Although the two-point lead is within the margin of error, the findings dramatically up the stakes ahead of the vote on September 18, handing valuable momentum to First Minister Alex Salmond’s Scottish National Party (SNP).
- The Sunday Times also reported that Queen Elizabeth II now feels “a great deal of concern” over the independence vote and has asked for daily updates.