Re: When in the us
>> 'That's still a rather small proportion of the electorate, let alone the population.'
> Although rather more than any political party has got in recent time and in terms of sample sizes
> it's probably fair to say it's statistically significant.
Absolutely it is still significant (and I'm not saying that we should invalidate the referendum*)
But it's a long way from the majority which is so frequently claimed. It was a very slender majority of 70% of the electorate, which is about 70% of the population (i.e. a slender majority of just under half of the population)
~25% of the UK voted for Brexit <- That does not fall under any category of 'most'
*OTOH I do think we should actually look at it as a measure of dissatisfaction rather than an decree absolute...