I found an article in The Independent about a poll that Greenpeace had commissioned in the UK regarding the upgrading of their SSBN program (the Brits have essentially all of their nukes on submarines). This is an outstanding example of the "push-poll", where the pollsters ask leading questions designed to get the responses their looking for, and maybe even convince the poll-takers to change their minds. (Example: "If you knew Candidate A had not denied continuing to beat his wife, would that change your mind about who to vote for?")
Anyway, one response really stood out to me, and convinced me that the poll really wasn't on the "up-and-up"; to wit:
"When asked whether they approved of the Government using nuclear weapons against a country we were at war with but had not deployed its nuclear force, 72 per cent of respondents disapproved, a clear rejection of the "first-strike" principle to which the Government is wed. The figure rises to 84 per cent in relation to countries which do not have nuclear weapons. Only in the case of a country which has used nuclear weapons against Britain does a slim majority - 53 per cent - approve, with a significant 37 per cent still disapproving."
Let me get this straight -- 47% of Britons would be against, or are unsure about, retalitating with nuclear weapons against a country that had used nuclear weapons against Britain? As they once said on one of my favorite TV shows: "That does not make sense". I mean, I knew some Brits could be weenies, but... jeez!