Skip to comments.Poll: Majority Supports Gays in Military
Posted on 02/11/2010 9:44:13 AM PST by Maelstorm
A large majority of U.S. voters believe that homosexual men and women should be allowed to serve openly in the US military, according to a poll out Wednesday.
The independent Quinnipiac University poll asked Americans about their views on the law that requires gay service members to keep quiet about their sexual orientation or face expulsion from the military, known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
The survey was conducted after President Barack Obama last month renewed his vow to change the law and allow gays to serve openly in uniform.
The poll found that 57 percent of US voters believe that gays should serve openly, an idea opposed by 36 percent.
Americans also believe by a 66 to 31 percent margin that it is discriminatory to prevent openly gay men and women to serve.
However, by a 54 to 38 percent margin, those surveyed also believe that gays serving in the military should limit displaying their sexual orientation on the job.
US military households -- homes with an active or reserve member, or a veteran in their family -- were evenly divided over the issue.
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I’m betting that they didn’t poll anyone actually IN the military—except, perhaps, gays. Everyone I know who’s serving or has served is against this. Strongly.
At the same time a poll is released that shows Palin approval numbers way low....
Things that make you go Hmmmmmmm...
Wag that dog!
How much of this so-called “majority” would be willing and able to serve in the military if called upon to do so?
Does the “Majority” have a DD-214 if not then I don’t give a ^(^( what the “majority” thinks! ^(*^%*& You!
The only majority that should count comprises the men and women of the Armed Forces.
Well we know from Obama to ignore the polls cause they are just wrong. When he sees this poll he will probably change course and go with the minority, such is his political acumen.
does this mean coed showers? or do the gay men shower with the women? and Vice-versa... oh so many questions...
No homos in the military!! Worst idea ever!!
bogus all the way around and a post that is suspect .
Did the poll have a choice of: Yes - in the front lines only?
The Rear guard is becoming a piece of equipment
And willing and able to serve next to openly declared homosexuals?
How on earth did we ever get to the point that we are supposed to be guided by asking a question to 1000 people and then the results represent how the entire country feels ???????
I find this hard to believe. They should look for a more honest approach to this poll and ask the men and women who serve in the military. I do not believe the military supports this.
Side note: I know a gay man who says he doesn’t think his propensity to cry and faint in the face of danger would make him a good military man.
Sorry,I'm not buying it.
That’s my take on the issue.
How is it that a very small percentage of perverts command so much power?
That’s my take on the issue.
I continue to adhere to that diagnosis to this day. Mental illness has no place in our Armed Forces!
Gays may be serving in the military now and doing a good job - precisely because they must keep it hidden.
Once homosexuality is in the open in the military, the cultural rot begins.
Political correctness is death by a thousand pin-pricks. While the problems may not be obvious immediately, but when they do become obvious, it will be far too late.
We all know that Americans in 2010 are way too holy and righteous to approve of homosexuality. Debauchery is limited to tv and movies and maybe California. Poll must be bogus.
Voters from military households with an active or reserve member or a veteran in their family split 48 - 47 percent on ending "don't ask; don't tell."--- In my interpretation...
Support for repeal is 72 - 23 percent among Democrats and 56 - 37 percent among independent voters.
Republicans oppose repeal 53 - 40 percent.
40% of Republicans don't oppose repeal (or in other words 60% are presumed to not be advocating this new policy change).
Military families are split dead even on this (for/against), they probably needed a bigger sample pool.
This was found in the same poll:
American voters say 59 - 35 percent that 9/11 terrorism suspects should be tried in military courts rather than in civilian courts, as currently planned. Voters say 68 - 25 percent that terrorism suspects should not receive all of the constitutional protections afforded by a civilian trial. Democrats prefer civilian courts 48 - 45 percent. Support for military courts is 73 - 23 percent among Republicans and 61 - 33 percent among independent voters.
The suspect who allegedly tried to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day should be tried as an enemy combatant rather than as an ordinary criminal, voters say 76 - 19 percent. But voters approve 52 - 42 percent of the FBI's advice to the suspect of his right to remain silent.
I see percents but I don't see the number of participants of each political ideology.
They sit on the bench in our courts and run newsrooms from coast to coast.
If don't-ask/don't-tell is so bad for the military, why are the homosexuals who drive the day's news silent about why this agenda means so much to them?
The anchors who have this desire should be upfront about who they are.
Poll: Majority Supports Gays in Military In The Lead Humvee On The Roads That Have Been Mined
There, fixed it.
Quinnipiac is biased toward the left. Also, note that the respondents say that it’s OK for gays to serve, but that they should “limit displaying their sexual orientation on the job.”
In other words, they don’t quite understand the question, since that’s pretty much what “don’t ask, don’t tell” is. Clinton’s policy was actually a slight liberalization, since the previous policy was theoretically that it was wrong for gays to be in the military at all.
Also, as already said, I doubt whether they phoned any military bases to ask for responses. So they may have gotten a few vets, but the poll still was biased—in addition to their usual leftish bias.
The Fighting 69th!
OMG! Pat O’Brien would be soilin’ his britches!
“The poll found that 57 percent of US voters believe that gays should serve openly,...”
Yeah, and I’d bet 95%+ of those surveyed never served.
I wonder how many people would want there daughters showering and bunking with a bunch of ogling men?
I wonder how many men want to shower and bunk with a bunch of ogling queers?
There ya go :)
I would like to know how we will identify gays in the military? Will they wear pink uniforms? or will we tattoo somthing on their forheads?
I am not for gays in anything, as I* don’t think the question should be asked at any time in public. I wasn’t asked if I was a heterosexual when I joined the Navy and I didn’t feel the need to tell everyone I wasn’t a queer..
Qunipiac poll = worthless
This must be a poll of those who suffer from DC Beltway disease.
separating the men from the boys........with a crowbar
Let me repeat that for you with additional emphasis.
Does the Majority have a DD-214 if not then I dont give a ^(^( what the majority thinks! ^(*^%*& You!
I think we have one too many desk jockeys wearing uniforms.
What do military recognitions occur today? Distingished pencil sharpening? Advanced multicultural sensitivity training merit badge? Golded Political Correctness Star?
I was in the navy for 21 years (11 on active duty and 10 in the reserves). I was near Baghdad, in the Triangle of Death, in a marine infantry unit, Sept. 2004-Mar. ‘05. When I was in the navy, I didn’t hear any of my co-workers say that gays should be in the military. In basic training, we had to take showers in groups. If gays could join, they would enjoy the showers too much. That would be unfair, since I wasn’t able to shower with a group of women.
I would guess that none of the people in the poll are serving or have ever served in the military.
Actually, it matters not a whit what we think. We volunteer to serve our country and if our country wants us to serve with open gays, wear flowers in our hair or invade Canada, that's what we do.
Sure, I have an opinion on the matter but in the military, I do what I'm told.
Don't diss the entire military because some of it's "leadership" stinks.
Some military recognitions are well earned. In fact, most are.
after you oust career vets and the combat generals... add 10-15 years... and tailor the recruiting... eventually you’ll have a progressive enough crowd to say anything you want
the US military has been the progressives bonsai tree for decades