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According to a new poll, 53% of people will vote for Scotland to stay in the United Kingdom in next week's independence referendum.

The poll, conducted by Survation and published by the Daily Record gives the 'No' campaign a six-point lead at 53% to 47%.

The latest figures have emerged as Prime Minister David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg rallied support in the north of the border in an effort to save the union.

Cameron made an impassioned plea on behalf of a United Kingdom saying: "I care far more about my country than I do about my party. I care hugely about this extraordinary country, this United Kingdom that we've built together.

"I would be heartbroken if this family of nations that we've put together was torn apart."

He insisted that a no vote would not represent a vote for no change.

"Voting no is not voting for no change. If you vote no, if you vote to stay in the United Kingdom in our family of nations, that will trigger another very rapid and very comprehensive to make sure that Scotland has even more powers to determine its own future within the United Kingdom. It's what I would call the best of both worlds."

Labour Leader Ed Miliband reiterated the sentiment stating emphatically: "Together, not alone. From the head. From the heart. From the soul. Vote No in this referendum. Let's change Britain together."

Meanwhile, Nick Clegg has promised that an "exciting chapter" of de-centralisation not just for Scotland, but England and the rest of the UK, would be ushered in by a no vote.

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond was unperturbed by the arrival of the three leaders', and claimed their presence served in fact as a boost for the Yes campaign

He said: "I relish David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg coming to Scotland - collectively, they are the least trusted Westminster leaders ever, and this day-trip will galvanise the Yes vote.

"The difficulty for them is that so many people will see this effort by Ed Miliband and David Cameron as too little, too late."

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Alistair Darling, the Better Together leader, waded into the row, attacking Salmond for deriding David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg as "Team Westminster". He told the BBC: "We know what he is hinting at here. That somehow people who are not on his side don't deserve to be heard. That they are not truly patriotic, not truly Scottish. It is deeply offensive to a number of people in Scotland. It is deeply divisive and it is wholly unnecessary."

Mr Salmond was buoyed by the Sunday Times poll which showed 'Yes' had overturned a 22% deficit - but the Daily Record figures show he still has work to do.

Their data was collected between September 5-9 and the results exclude the 10% of undecided voters.

Meanwhile, the Better Together campaign received a significant boost on Wednesday when BP announced its support for the "integrity of the United Kingdom."