Yep. He made it; country voted No

September 18, 2014

(This article was first published on Daniel's Blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Yesterday, more Scots than ever since universal suffrage was introduced cast a ballot on the matter of independence.


The turnout was itself phenomenal and that potentially implicates a series of questions for the government authorities and citizens. For the time being the sole question is: would this benefit one side or the other? The verdict favored the NO–better together–with a margin little higher than indicated by polls of major polling houses fielded over the last week. This also returns to the point I raised roughly a month ago: evidence from the political science literature suggests ==voters who fail to promptly decide are more likely to vote for the status quo== in referendums like this.

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