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Thursday, November 10, 2016 0:58
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For me the one stand out poll finding from the polling highlighted by the BBC as they were waiting for the real results to arrive was that 83% of those polled thought that Donald Trump would deliver change compared with about 13% who thought that Hilary Clinton would deliver change. It does not take a campaigning genius to work out that if enough people who were dissatisfied with the status quo and wanted to see a change turned out to vote the candidate who was most seen as the one likely to deliver change would do quite well.

Whilst the fact that a few states voted for the legalisation of the possession of small amounts of marijuana has received some coverage over here I have not seen very much about the fact that three states – Nebraska,Oklahoma and California held statewide ballots on the death penalty. It was backed in all three. In Nebraska two thirds of voters backed its return after state legislators voted to scrap it last year. Another example of how out of touch some politicians are with what most voters think.


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