Crucially, the latest installment of the Remain/Leave farce finds 43% support for "leaving the United Kingdom" with Don't Knows stripped out - absolutely identical to the previous poll. So if the trends on the propaganda question do run parallel to trends on genuine independence polling (a very big "if") it would appear that there has been no slippage at all in support for independence. In fact, before Don't Knows are removed, "Leave" support stands at 39% - the highest ever in a Scotland in Union poll, and a two point increase on the most recent poll in the series. Our Precious Union is, it seems, becoming increasingly unpopular.
* * *