Months ago, the UK’s referendum to leave the European Union captured the attention of what seemed like the entire world as fears, hope, and speculation took hold. The polls – and the experts all said that a vote to leave would be impossible.
And things sure seemed that way. Until the day of voting, polls consistently showed a four point lead on those voting “remain” and the betting odds implied over an 85 percent chance that a remain vote would be reality.
And then voting happened.
The world was took by storm, as the UK voted in favor of Brexit, shocking the “elites” in particular. Their wisdom was wrong, and Donald Trump faces a similar situation today. He’s an outsider from the establishment – and a populist. Conventional wisdom said he’d never even come close to the Republican nomination, let alone the Presidency.
But we’ll learn in just a few hours if they’re wrong again. Nigel Farage, the man behind Brexit, certainly seems to think so.
As the Gateway Pundit reported:
Farage told Stewart Varney it feels like Brexit Day in the US today.
Is this Brexit day in the US? I hope so.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) November 8, 2016
Nigel Farage: “You know, it feels just like Brexit day to me. All the smart money, all the commentators, all the foreign exchange dealers, the book makers, they all think that Hillary is going to do it. And yet even those opinion polls conducted by conventional companies you find it very difficult to reach non-voters who are entering the process, even they show it as being so close as to be within the margin of error. We did it on Brexit day because, a lot of people who don’t normally vote were motivated to get down to those polling stations and to do their stuff. Trump’s got a lot to do. He’s got to win those swing states. He’s got to win Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio. I get that. And yet, I have a feeling that the world could be in for a very big shock tomorrow morning.”
God help us if he’s wrong.
Let’s not let that happen. Get out and vote!