Support for Scottish Independence at 46 Percent: YouGov Poll

Scotland campaigners
Opposing supporters wait for the leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Ed Miliband, during a campaign visit, ahead of the forthcoming Scottish vote for independence from the United Kingdom, in East Kilbride, Scotland September 4, 2014. Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Support for Scottish independence amounts to 46 percent of the electorate with 54 percent wanting to stay in the United Kingdom, according to a poll by YouGov carried out on the day of the referendum.

YouGov contacted Scots it had previously canvassed in recent days and its survey is not akin to a full exit poll. Just under two weeks ago, it produced a poll that briefly put the independence campaign ahead, sending shockwaves through the British establishment.

YouGov research manager Laurence Janta-Lipinski said the organization's last poll had picked up a "small but significant late swing from Yes to No on polling day".

"This YouGov poll indicates the union has prevailed - it certainly looks more comfortable than it did 10 days ago,"

Janta-Lipinski told Reuters. "It look like the union will remain intact for the time being."