… if the straw poll I took is anything to go by. And I’m not claiming it is, but still – 37 votes, 68% No, 19% Yes, 14% Undecided. And I don’t think too many farmers voted yet 😉
Even more interesting though has been some of the debate the poll generated-
Michael Flanagan: "The fact this has been passed without vote throughout the rest of
Europe has me leaning heavily towards a NO vote out of respect to the democracy of other nations."
Evert Bopp: "The EU government has turned into a "regulate for the sake of
regulating" circus and has to be disbanded at the earliest opportunity. We are expected to vote for a ‘treaty’ that even the politico’s that put it together can’t explain properly."
James Gallagher: "I can’t see this treaty as anything other than a threat on our right to
self-determination. Our constitution gets eroded enough (mainly on
neutrality) without handing over any more power to diminsh it."
Chris Byrne: "I will vote Yes because I don’t trust Irish politicians. I believe that this will make them more accountable on a world stage."
Joe O’Brien: "IBEC are calling for a Yes vote partly because it will strengthen our
hand against the French. That a couple of millionaires feel it will
harm their interests doesn’t cut much ice with me."
On a related Jaiku discussion Will Knott made an interesting point regarding my poll and suggested a more specific and revealing set of questions. So if you’ve already taken the previous poll (please do) it would be great if you could now take this one –
<a href ="http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/547966/" >How will you vote in the Lisbon Treaty (part 2)</a> <br/> <span style="font-size:9px;"> (<a href ="http://www.polldaddy.com"> polls</a>)</span>
You can learn more about the Treaty of Lisbon on Wikipedia.