The No campaign has shot itself in the foot with the recent developments that they call themselves “Project Fear”.
A poll conducted by Angus Reid shows that support for independence stands at 34% while support for continuing with a Westminster-ruled union has fallen to 47% (down 3%) since their last poll.
The poll highlights that a 6.5% swing would put the Yes campaign in the driving seat.
Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, said:
“This poll clearly shows that months of scaremongering and negative campaigning have failed to keep Scots from seeing the positive message behind independence.
“The recent revelation that they call themselves Project Fear is alienating their supporters and forcing them to reconsider their stance. Their assertions that mobile phone charges would increase – despite the EU abolishing roaming charges only weeks before – and the threats to annex Faslane, shows the No campaign are clutching at straws. One of their own campaigners, Jackson Carlaw, the deputy leader of the Scottish Tories, even described the No campaign’s scare stories as “silly”.
“There a number of no voters who are becoming undecided and far more open-minded about the positive vision of independence. A vision of a fairer, more democratic, prosperous Scotland. With just a 6.5% swing needed, we are confident that we can win a YES vote next September.”