1in 3 would say 'Yes' to poll question

Almost a third of Scots have signalled their backing for independence in a poll which tested the likely 2014 referendum question.

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A total of 32% of those quizzed said they would vote Yes if the referendum were held today, while nearly a half said they would vote No.

The Scottish Government last week agreed to change the question it will put to voters in the referendum.

First Minister Alex Salmond had proposed: "Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?"

But the Electoral Commission, said "Do you agree" was commonly felt "to be biased towards a Yes outcome".

The Scottish Government accepted the recommendation that the question should instead be: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

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