Both sides of the Scottish independence referendum are making their final pitch to voters in the final hours before the vote on Thursday, with the numbers too close to call.

The most recent Survation poll for the Daily Mail shows has the Better Together campaign with a slim 4% lead at 48% to 44% with 8% still to make up their minds.

Other recent polls included an Opinium poll for the Daily Telegraph and an ICM poll for the Scotsman, which both showed 52% of people voting no, while 48% were in support of independence with undecided voters excluded.

Responding to the latest polls, Blair McDougall McDougall from Better Together said that the “vote will go right down to the wire”, while Blair Jenkins from Yes Scotland said that “the referendum is on a knife edge”.

Earlier, Alex Salmond said in a statement “let’s do this” and continued with his narrative that the stories about businesses leaving Scotland and food prices increasing in an independent Scotland are just “desperate and absurd scare stories being generated daily from Downing Street”.

However, chief executive of the group behind DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, Sir Ian Cheshire, dismissed Salmond;s claims as a “classic distraction technique”, and maintaining that “there’s no conspiracy”.

Meanwhile, Better Together leader Alistair Darling and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown will front a Love Scotland, Vote No rally in Glasgow later today following the Yes Scotland rally held in Glasgow’s George Square on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, former US President Bill Clinton urged Scots to vote no, saying:

“Unity with maximum self-determination sends a powerful message to a world torn by identity conflicts that it is possible to respect our differences while living and working together.”



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