Interesting ;poll. A non-political difference that isn't instantly explicable is that people in Britain, France, Norway and Finland are mostly not excited by Christmas, whereas in he other countries they're dead keen. I'd be in the "not very excited" camp, but I'm not sure why the view is so widespread here but not in, say Germany. More Christmas markets...?Yougov Leave opens up a 9% lead in a hypothetical EU referendum 2 poll following the agreement on Phase 1 of the Brexit talksSome very interesting numbers there on the click through. Only 16% of Brits think a soft Irish border should be prioritised, far below concerns about trade, immigration and ECJ jurisdiction. France looks like it has a very negative view of the economy and ambivalence about the EU. None of the EU countries are particularly concerned about the UK getting the benefits of being in the EU without membership obligations. The French think the UK and the EU are evenly matched in leverage. There is deep hostility across EU countries to Schultz's federal Europe plan.
I know the comedy of the headline was supposed to be Trump meeting Putin, but (aside from the obvious trolling), does Putin even have an approval rating?Yes, Russians mostly seem to like him, though they're not so sure about Government policy in general. A reasonably credible analysis here:
Does anyone conduct opinion polls and ratings in countries that are not free and fair democracies (and if they did, what would be the point)?
And a big, persistent gender split. Women much more pro-Labour then men, despite the genders of the party leaders. My suspicion is that women are more into issues like health and education and less bothered by IRA/nukes stuff.One good thing about the election is that there is no particular "class" element to the vote any more. That is healthy going forward.Great big age split though.
Clegg saying no to increasing tuition fees is an interesting 'What if'.
There's a big city-town split as well.