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Jamaica: 44% republic, 40% status quo
The Jamaican Observer reports that:
JAMAICANS are nearly evenly split on the issue of whether or not to cut ties with the British monarchy, with 44 per cent for and 40 per cent against.
A majority — 31 per cent — of those who want the country to become a Republic, said it would mean that Jamaica was "finally independent" of the monarchy.
Conversely, a majority — 29 per cent — of those against, suggested that Jamaica "needed all the help we can get".
The views were expressed in the first CVM/Don Anderson polls for 2012, which sampled 1,000 persons over 18 years of age in all parishes between February 10 and 24, on the eve of the arrival of Britain's Prince Henry (always known as Prince Harry) to mark the Jubilee of The Queen, his grandmother.
This is certainly a lot tighter than some in the British media have suggested.