Poll of 1,000 residents of Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway for ITV Border on the subject of Scottish Independence.
Date Published: 10 Sep 2014
EXCLUSIVE ITV BORDER SOUTH OF SCOTLAND REFERENDUM POLL
SURVEY FOR ITV BORDER’S POLITICAL PROGRAMME, REPRESENTING BORDER, SUGGESTS NO CAMPAIGN STILL HOLDS A LARGE LEAD IN SOUTHERN SCOTLAND
67% NO AND 33% YES IN SCOTTISH BORDERS AND DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
With just a week to go before Scotland’s independence referendum an exclusive opinion poll commissioned for ITV Border’s political programme Representing Border, and conducted by ComRes, suggests two thirds of decided voters in the South of Scotland still intend to vote no in the independence referendum.
In the third survey conducted by ComRes for ITV Border focusing solely on the attitudes of voters in the South of Scotland, 27% of South of Scotland voters indicated they intend to vote yes. 56% said they will vote no. 16% are undecided.
When don’t knows are excluded 33% of South of Scotland voters said they intend to vote yes. 67% said they will vote no.
Since the last ComRes/ITV Border Poll in June there has been a relatively small swing of three points towards the Yes campaign, a change within the margin of error.
The poll was conducted for ITV Border by ComRes and polled 1,000 adults aged 16 and over in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway council areas by telephone between the 3rd and 9th of September.
Asked the question voters will be asked next Thursday, ‘should Scotland be an independent country?’ of those who said they were likely to vote
· 27% of South of Scotland voters said they'd vote yes (June 26%, January 24%)
· 56% of South of Scotland voters said they'd vote no (June 61%, January 59%)
· 16% said they didn't know how they'd vote (June 13%, January 17%)
When don’t knows were excluded, 33% said Yes and 67% said No. In June 30% said Yes and 70% said No and in January 29% said Yes and 71% said No.
A Representing Border campaign special, presented by ITV Border’s Political Editor Peter MacMahon, will have full details and analysis of the results. Representing Border is broadcast on Freeview in the South of Scotland at 22.35 on Thursday 11th September. Programmes can also be watched online (http://www.itv.com/news/border/topic/representing-border/)
Methodology Note: ComRes interviewed 1,000 adults living in the council areas of the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway by telephone between 3rd and 9th September 2014. Data were weighted to be representative of all adults aged 16+ from the region. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.