How a Brexit vote could be vote for Trump

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Carlos Osorio | AP
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Brexit and Donald Trump have a lot in common in their appeal to voters who don't like the way things are going and view Brussels and Washington as inept.

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods analysts took this notion a step further and considered how a pro-Brexit vote might impact American voters.

"It is not clear how U.S. voters will react (if at all) but we can envision a scenario where a 'leave' vote helps Donald Trump's campaign," states the KBW report.

U.K. voters go to the polls next week to decide whether the country should remain in the European Union. Brexit has been expected to fail, but multiple recent polls show the leave camp has pulled ahead by a few percentage points — and market volatility has picked up as a result.