An ICM Research poll of 705 Scottish voters for the Sunday Telegraph indicates that the public favors independence by a margin of 49% to 42%. Once ‘don’t know’ votes are removed, ‘Yes’ votes total 54%-46%, with the eight-percentage-point margin the largest spread recorded in any major poll. It finds that 69% say Scotland ‘should be able to keep the pound sterling(£) if the country votes to leave the UK in the referendum.’ Voters are divided on the issue of whether the Scottish economy would be damaged, at 37% vs. 36% who say it would benefit. Yes Scotland chief executive Blair Jenkins:
We are working flat out to ensure that we achieve a Yes vote, because it’s the biggest opportunity the people of Scotland will ever have to build a fairer society and more prosperous economy.