Econintersect: The polls closed in Scotland at 10 pm local time (5 pm New York time) and a long night of counting ballots is underway. With last minute opinion polls indicating a result within the margin of error in some cases and just barely favoring a "No" vote (rejecting independence for Scotland) in other cases the result is considered to be much in doubt. Public opinion had moved from over 60% rejecting independence just over a month ago to approximately a dead heat in the last 7-10 days. Click through Read more >> to access an all night live feed of news from Scotland.
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- Scottish independence referendum result - YouGov predicts 54% no, 46% yes - live (The Guardian, 18 September 2014)
- Support for Scottish Independence at 46 Percent: YouGov Poll (Reuters, Newsweek, 18 September 2014)