Scottish independence: yes and no supporters during a walkabout in Glasgow by John Prescott and Alistair Darling. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images
A new opinion poll on Scottish independence has found the no vote back in the lead at 53% of voters, suggesting the sudden surge in backing for independence has subsided.
Only days after a spate of polls suggested the referendum race was neck and neck, the Survation poll for the Daily Record has found that the no vote is now at 53%, giving the pro-UK campaign a six point gap over yes.
That is the same margin given by Survation two months ago. Including the 10% of voters still to decide, the survey of 1,000 voters found that 47.6% plan to vote no on 18 September, with 42.4% voting yes.
The Survation poll was carried out from 5 to 9 September, the five day period after the YouGov polling for the Sunday Times that gave yes its first shock lead.
Significantly for Ed Miliband and the Labour party, after YouGov found that a third of their supporters would back independence, Survation finds that only a quarter of Labour voters, at 26%, were planning to vote yes next week.
By comparison, 18.5% of SNP voters were expecting to vote no to independence. Survation's sample suggests that the yes campaign will win comfortably in the west of Scotland, centred on Glasgow, and in central Scotland, but are behind in every other region.