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Questions of independence: Why has the Yes campaign had a boost in the polls?

Polling by YouGov finds that the pro-union lead is now just 6 per cent

By Tom Gordon  

Alex Salmond will have been cheered by yesterday's YouGov poll. © David Cheskin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

In short: calendar, competence, complacency.

Although it has rumbled on for two years, the referendum only shifted into top gear when the Commonwealth Games ended four weeks ago. At that point, the Yes and No camps stopped circling each other and went for the jugular, starting with the first of two TV debates between Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond on 5th…

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