Disquieting number of Unionists have suggested the promises of new powers did not sway enough voters to make a difference to the outcome of the referendum.
Here are some empirical data from a post indyref poll conducted by Lord Ashcroft, the renowned Tory benefactor, and uber Unionist. The survey is of 2,047 people.
27% said their NO vote was primarily predicated on a love of / affinity to the Union.
47% they voted NO because of concerns about the economy, the pound, and jobs et al.
25 percent said it was the promise of new powers for the devolved Scottish Parliament that led them to vote NO
CLEARLY, the promise of new powers was DECISIVE. In the absence of these assurances Scotland would have voted YES.
One other interesting tidbit: 71 percent of 16- to 17-year-olds voted YES, while 73 percent of people over 65 voted NO.