Scotland's pro-independence leader wins last TV debate before vote: poll

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 25, 2014 5:38 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond on Monday won a final U.S.-style TV debate before Scots vote in a Sept. 18 referendum on whether to break away from the United Kingdom, a snap Guardian/ICM poll showed.

In the survey, released soon after the end of the debate between Salmond and Alistair Darling, the leader of the anti-independence campaign, 71 percent of respondents said they thought the nationalist leader had triumphed against 29 percent who said they thought Darling had won.

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The poll questioned more than 500 people. The headline results excluded those respondents who said they were undecided.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout and Andrew Osborn; Editing by Andrew Osborn)