THE results of the latest poll on attitudes to independence were seized on as good news yesterday by the SNP, pointing to an eight-point swing in opinion in favour of separation since May.
But there was much less to the poll than met the eye. Yes, support for independence was up four points to 32% and support for the Union down four to 53%. Against that, a 21-point gap remains a formidable hurdle, and this actually widened when compared with the last comparable poll. When YouGov asked the same question in October the Yes camp was on 34% and No on 52%. In April last year it was 35% and 52%.
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