Friday, September 12, 2014

Great Britain May Be Less Great

At a world conference of pollsters last week, the biggest topic was not ISIS or Ukraine, but new polls showing Scottish nationals closing the gap and even taking the lead for independence from Great Britain.

The new British-based poll using online panels has been dominating the news, and YouGov reports the gap between yes and no shrunk from 22 percent to 6 percent and then reversed last weekend. The election is Thursday, September 18.

Anything that diminishes our strongest ally hurts us. It’s another problem for President Obama who needs Prime Minister Cameron leading Britain and rallying Europe behind the ISIS and Russian initiatives. If the vote is for independence, Cameron could lose control of his party and next May’s UK election.

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