Incomprehensibly, 'Better Together' - the campaign that is fighting to maintain the constitutional status quo - has just published a YouGov poll revealing that the status quo is the least popular of three constitutional options...
More powers for the Scottish Parliament - 32%
Full independence - 30%
Status quo - 29%
(It's not clear from the Scotsman report whether the abolition of the Scottish Parliament and a return to the pre-1999 status quo ante was also offered as an option - we'll find out when YouGov release the datasets. Most probably there wasn't a fourth option, and the remaining 9% of respondents were Don't Knows.)
So full independence fares pretty well in this poll, but even more salient is the fact that the option of more powers for the parliament within the UK isn't on offer in the referendum, entirely as a result of anti-independence campaigners' determination to block it. Voters are making a straight choice between full independence and the status quo. Those who favour the most popular option of more powers will therefore have to plump for their second choice - and if they split roughly 50/50? Well, what do you know, independence will win.
Nice one, Mr McDougall. Do keep them coming.