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Romney’s lead among veterans is something Dopey Joe Biden would call a “Big blanking deal” ^ | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer

Posted on 07/23/2012 10:18:26 AM PDT by jmaroneps37

A new Rasmussen survey released yesterday finds Mitt Romney with a 59/35 lead over Barack Obama among America’s 21.8 million veterans.

So is this a Dopey Joe Biden “Big %^&king deal”? You bet!

In 2008 John McCain, himself an honorably discharged veteran with true claim to war hero status, won the veteran’s vote by just 10 points (54/44) which was 6 points off the margin George Bush enjoyed while beating John Kerry in 2004.

In a down year for Republican turnout the veteran turnout was 15.8 million or 71% which was 6 points higher than even the African American turnout.

The vast majority of veterans are White males who are already supporting Romney at about a 70/30 rate.

The 35% of veterans expressing support for Obama are likely represented by the 2.4 million African Americans and 1.2 million Hispanics among the total number of American veterans. This is also good news for Romney given that both groups have expressed enthusiasm to vote ratios clearly below that of Whites.

Almost half of America’s veterans are 65 and older putting them in an age group that shows both the highest likelihood to vote and is the only large demographic group won by McCain.

As of 2010 at least 12 percent of the people in Wyoming Montana Maine and Virginia were veterans.

This means little in Wyoming, but it could present a serious problem for Montana’s Democrat Jon Tester and it will present a serious problem for Barack Obama in Virginia and a smaller problem for him in Maine where the winds have been blowing to the Right since 2010.

The key state of Florida has over 1.6 million veterans living in it. This alone will help make a replay of Barack Obama’s 2008 victory

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TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: romneysvetslead
We won't see much if any of this from the Democrat cheerleaders in the media.
1 posted on 07/23/2012 10:18:41 AM PDT by jmaroneps37
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To: jmaroneps37

Not a shock...

Zero hates the military and he has no problem letting it show.

2 posted on 07/23/2012 10:22:11 AM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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“Zero hates the military and he has no problem letting it show.”

Believe me, the feeling is very, very mutual.

3 posted on 07/23/2012 10:26:15 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: jmaroneps37

This is pretty much of a no brainer for this old white veteran.

4 posted on 07/23/2012 10:30:12 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
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To: jmaroneps37

Let the dems keep pushing gun control and watch it jump another 10 points. Most vets I know are very pro-gun

5 posted on 07/23/2012 10:40:07 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Da Coyote

I heard from a Vet friend of mine that he and Mooch have been meeting with the military families, lying and pretending to be supportive...for 3 years now.

6 posted on 07/23/2012 11:00:34 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: jmaroneps37

And it ain’t ‘cause we all love Mittens...

Colonel, USAFR

7 posted on 07/23/2012 11:41:21 AM PDT by jagusafr
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