By a Newsnet reporter
A new survey of Scottish voters has suggested that the public do not trust either side in the independence campaign, but that the No campaign is least trusted of the two by a margin of over three to one.
The poll, carried out by Panelbase on behalf of online outlet Wings over Scotland, asked respondents to gauge the trustworthiness of key members of each campaign.
According to Wings over Scotland, the results showed that the person voters thought most likely to be lying was Better Together Campaign Director Blair McDougall.
Asked: "On the basis of what you've personally seen and heard, which of these people do you think are telling the truth about independence?" Respondents gave Mr McDougall a score of minus 61.
The scores follow revelations that McDougall's Better Together campaign group 'doctored' photos of people holding Labour for Independence banners in order to smear a pro-independence Scottish Labour splinter group.
Joining Mr McDougall at the bottom of the truth table was fellow No campaign member Anas Sarwar, the Labour MP scoring minus 47. Not far behind Mr Sarwar was Lib Dem MP Michael Moore, the Scottish Secretary of State scoring minus 43.
The worst scoring member of the Yes campaign was Blair Jenkins with respondents awarding the campaign chief minus 31.
In total the No campaign was given a 'truth score' of minus 179 against the Yes campaign's minus 58.
The two individuals most trusted, with scores of minus 3 and minus 5 respectively, were Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon. Ex Labour MP Dennis Canavan scored minus 19.
For the No campaign, the person thought least likely to lie was Alistair Darling on minus 27.
The survey questioned 1015 Scottish adults on a range of issues related to the independence debate.
The poll also found that the three areas Scots would most want devolved in the event of a No vote were Welfare, Oil and Tax.
60 per cent said Welfare should be brought under the control of the Scottish parliament if Scots voted to stay in the Union, with 53 per cent saying Oil should be devolved and 52 per cent opting for tax powers to be controlled by Holyrood.
The poll also asked which powers those responding felt Westminster would be likely to devolve in the event of a No vote.
Only 21 per cent felt that Westminster would be prepared to devolve Welfare and 14 per cent said they believed London would hand over control of Taxation. However only 8 per cent said they expected the Westminster government to give Scotland control over its Oil and Gas resources.
The poll also revealed that most Scots, 55 per cent, would not want to create the current political Union if Scotland were now independent - with only 18 per cent saying they would enter the same Union again.
Newsnet Scotland understands that Panelbase originally planned to release details of the poll yesterday evening but have delayed publication for reasons yet unknown.