LONDON, September 19 (RIA Novosti) - A Scottish referendum survey by pollster YouGov has predicted the 'No' campaign will win with a 54 percent majority.
“YouGov predicts that No has won Scotland’s referendum with 54% of the vote,” the company said on its website Thursday.
“YouGov bases its prediction on the responses of 1,828 people after they voted today, together with those of 800 people, who had already voted by post. Today’s respondents had previously given their voting intention earlier this week,” the pollster added.
At 10 p.m. local time (9:00 p.m. GMT), referendum polls closed at 5,579 voting stations in 32 councils across Scotland, with official results expected to be announced between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. local time on Friday. First ballots have already come in, they are being processed.
Each of the 32 councils will report local results to Chief Counting Officer Mary Pitcaithly at the Royal Highland Center at Ingliston near Edinburgh, although first results are expected to come in tonight, with the biggest bulk of running totals appearing between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m.