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How many Americans know anything about David Cameron? Well, back in early July not many of them - or at least not many of those sampled by Pew - could identify the Prime Minister of Great Britain*. On a multiple choice question. When the other choices available were: Richard Branson, Tony Hayward or Angela Merkel. Only 19% selected Dave...

Yes, yes, it's meaningless. But it's August people. This is the time for meaningless nonsense.

*It's not impossible that if the question had been about the "Prime Minister of England" a few more people might have come up with Cameron's name. Then again, looking at the cross-tabs, only 38% of college graduates surveyed chose Dave.

[Via Kevin Drum]

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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