39% of Tory Voters believe in a military option over Falklands’ oil

7 Mar

Angus Reid, a Canadian polling company, has released research on the issue of oil exploration around the Falkland Islands that suggest that 39% of Tory voters would support military force being used to protect the exploration taking place near the British Overseas Territory.

The survey was carried out between February 28th and February 29th and involved 2,011 panelists, statistically weighted for age, gender and education. The respondents covered the political spectrum. 56% believed that the Government should seek a diplomatic solution. 26% of all the panelists thought that force was a reasonable option to protect the nascent oil industry, although this rose to 39% amongst Tory voters, while 39% believed the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, capable of handling the situation.

Only 5% thought that Britain should abandon the oil exploration process.

Contrary to the views held by many in Argentina, 71% correctly identified the Falkland Islands as a British Overseas Territory.



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