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These Yes Voters Are Certain The Polls Are Wrong And They Will Win

But what happens if you're not even mentally considering the possibility of the defeat?

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GLASGOW – If Scotland rejects independence on Thursday then around half the electorate is going to be severely disappointed.

But while No voters say they dread defeat, the majority of Yes voters who spoke to BuzzFeed News this week genuinely don't even seem to have considered the possibility that they could lose. Again and again, Yes activists on the streets of Scotland said opinion polls are wrong and they will easily emerge victorious.

On the eve of the poll, BuzzFeed News asked a group of Yes voters how confident they are of victory. And some of them bullishly predicted the winning margin:


Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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