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Poll: Majority Supports Gays in Military
http://newsmax.com/InsideCover/Poll-Majority-Supports-Gays/2010/02/11/id/349634 ^ | 11 Feb 2010 | News Max

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 don't necessarily believe this poll but if it is true then we should start a campaign to change this. There are thousands of cases of same sex abuse in the military and more than any other type of abuse it goes unpunished.
1 posted on 02/11/2010 9:44:13 AM PST by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Military men are silent victims of sexual assault
http://hamptonroads.com/2009/10/military-men-are-silent-victims-sexual-assault

Causality of Silence: Cody Openshaw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybfbxwyczz0


2 posted on 02/11/2010 9:45:30 AM PST by Maelstorm (We are umbilicaled to a parasitic beast that feeds off one man so to enslave another to dependency.)
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To: Maelstorm

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.


3 posted on 02/11/2010 9:46:49 AM PST by MizSterious (Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm? John Page, 1744-1808)
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To: Maelstorm

At the same time a poll is released that shows Palin approval numbers way low....

Things that make you go Hmmmmmmm...

Wag that dog!


4 posted on 02/11/2010 9:47:29 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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To: Maelstorm

How much of this so-called “majority” would be willing and able to serve in the military if called upon to do so?


5 posted on 02/11/2010 9:47:33 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Maelstorm

Does the “Majority” have a DD-214 if not then I don’t give a ^(^( what the “majority” thinks! ^(*^%*& You!


6 posted on 02/11/2010 9:48:00 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: MizSterious
Everyone I know who’s serving or has served is against this. Strongly.

Ditto.

7 posted on 02/11/2010 9:48:05 AM PST by American Quilter (In mourning over Pete Carroll's defection to the Seahawks. USC Trojans--fight on!)
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To: Maelstorm
Ask those in the military, not the overwhelming majority of liberals who will never be in the military.
8 posted on 02/11/2010 9:48:14 AM PST by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: Maelstorm

The only majority that should count comprises the men and women of the Armed Forces.


9 posted on 02/11/2010 9:48:31 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Maelstorm

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.


10 posted on 02/11/2010 9:49:23 AM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: Maelstorm

does this mean coed showers? or do the gay men shower with the women? and Vice-versa... oh so many questions...


11 posted on 02/11/2010 9:51:23 AM PST by j_guru
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To: Maelstorm

No homos in the military!! Worst idea ever!!


12 posted on 02/11/2010 9:51:44 AM PST by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: MizSterious

bogus all the way around and a post that is suspect .


13 posted on 02/11/2010 9:52:13 AM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: Maelstorm

Did the poll have a choice of: Yes - in the front lines only?


14 posted on 02/11/2010 9:52:19 AM PST by anonsquared (TEA PARTY 2010 - THROW 'EM ALL IN THE HARBOR!)
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To: American Quilter

Ditto Ditto.

The Rear guard is becoming a piece of equipment


15 posted on 02/11/2010 9:52:48 AM PST by Loud Mime (Liberalism is a Socialist Disease)
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To: Vigilanteman

And willing and able to serve next to openly declared homosexuals?


16 posted on 02/11/2010 9:52:54 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Maelstorm
This isn't really news...when was the last time that a majority of Americans weren't in favor of gays being able to openly serve in the military when polled?
17 posted on 02/11/2010 9:54:40 AM PST by heysean
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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 ???????


18 posted on 02/11/2010 9:54:53 AM PST by Mopp4
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To: Maelstorm

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.


19 posted on 02/11/2010 9:55:47 AM PST by Millicent_Hornswaggle (Retired US Marine wife)
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To: fwdude

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.


20 posted on 02/11/2010 9:56:04 AM PST by American Quilter (In mourning over Pete Carroll's defection to the Seahawks. USC Trojans--fight on!)
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To: Maelstorm
So let me get this straight (pun most assuredly intended)..there's not a single state in which homosexual marriage has been enacted/approved in a statewide referendum and yet I'm supposed to believe that a majority...even a slim majority...of Americans support homosexuals in the military?

Sorry,I'm not buying it.

21 posted on 02/11/2010 9:56:05 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

That’s my take on the issue.


22 posted on 02/11/2010 9:56:10 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Maelstorm

How is it that a very small percentage of perverts command so much power?


23 posted on 02/11/2010 9:56:11 AM PST by animal172 (Can a girl with a mole on her face be happy married to a gopher?)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

That’s my take on the issue.


24 posted on 02/11/2010 9:56:32 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Jim Robinson
Homosexuality was considered a mental illness when I served. The few that were found out were swiftly shown the door.

I continue to adhere to that diagnosis to this day. Mental illness has no place in our Armed Forces!

25 posted on 02/11/2010 9:57:37 AM PST by JDoutrider (G. Soros needs to be sent home... to Hell)
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To: Maelstorm

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.


26 posted on 02/11/2010 9:59:08 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Maelstorm

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.


27 posted on 02/11/2010 10:01:09 AM PST by all the best
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To: Maelstorm
Poll results here: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1295.xml?ReleaseID=1422
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."

Support for repeal is 72 - 23 percent among Democrats and 56 - 37 percent among independent voters.

Republicans oppose repeal 53 - 40 percent.

--- In my interpretation...

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:

Terror Trials

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.

28 posted on 02/11/2010 10:01:14 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: animal172
How is it that a very small percentage of perverts command so much power?

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.

29 posted on 02/11/2010 10:02:53 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: Maelstorm

Poll: Majority Supports Gays in Military In The Lead Humvee On The Roads That Have Been Mined

There, fixed it.


30 posted on 02/11/2010 10:02:55 AM PST by anonsquared (TEA PARTY 2010 - THROW 'EM ALL IN THE HARBOR!)
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To: Maelstorm

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.


31 posted on 02/11/2010 10:03:42 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Maelstorm

32 posted on 02/11/2010 10:07:22 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: Past Your Eyes

The Fighting 69th!

OMG! Pat O’Brien would be soilin’ his britches!


33 posted on 02/11/2010 10:08:56 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Maelstorm

“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.


34 posted on 02/11/2010 10:10:15 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: j_guru
does this mean coed showers? or do the gay men shower with the women? and Vice-versa... oh so many questions...

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?

35 posted on 02/11/2010 10:10:15 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: MizSterious

http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2009/October/Most-in-Military-Want-Dont-Ask-Dont-Tell-to-Stay/

http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2008/12/122908_military_poll_DADT/

There ya go :)


36 posted on 02/11/2010 10:10:17 AM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: All
Can anyone point to a general public poll where the results were against allowing gays to openly serve in the military?
37 posted on 02/11/2010 10:10:40 AM PST by heysean
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To: Maelstorm
I spent 20 plus years in the Army. And I have been retired over 18 years. NEVER in all those years have I heard one veteran or one military retiree, NONE, say they agreed with homosexuals in our military. NONE, NONE, NONE!!!
38 posted on 02/11/2010 10:13:15 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Stay armed. Buy bullets. Buy guns. Protect yourself - the government isn't.)
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To: Maelstorm

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..


39 posted on 02/11/2010 10:13:47 AM PST by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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To: Maelstorm

Qunipiac poll = worthless

This must be a poll of those who suffer from DC Beltway disease.


40 posted on 02/11/2010 10:17:00 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Past Your Eyes

separating the men from the boys........with a crowbar


41 posted on 02/11/2010 10:18:09 AM PST by changeitback440
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To: US Navy Vet
Does the “Majority” have a DD-214 if not then I don’t give a ^(^( what the “majority” thinks! ^(*^%*& You!

Let me repeat that for you with additional emphasis.

Does the “Majority” have a DD-214 if not then I don’t give a ^(^( what the “majority” thinks! ^(*^%*& You!

42 posted on 02/11/2010 10:18:12 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Hey zero, It is NOT Bush's fault anymore.)
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To: Big Mack
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'd imagine that would be pretty counter-productive. Most gays in the military probably would rather keep it to themselves anyway. It's not like someone's sexual preference has anything to do with being able to perform your job as a soldier. If you're a gay guy who wants to serve your country, the only thing that may get in the way of that would be other people's perception of you, not your own sexual preference.
43 posted on 02/11/2010 10:20:17 AM PST by heysean
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To: RetiredArmy

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?


44 posted on 02/11/2010 10:21:04 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory; RetiredArmy

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.


45 posted on 02/11/2010 10:22:46 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: MizSterious
Everyone I know who’s serving or has served is against this. Strongly.

Bingo!

I would guess that none of the people in the poll are serving or have ever served in the military.

46 posted on 02/11/2010 10:22:56 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: fwdude
Ask those in the military, not the overwhelming majority of liberals who will never be 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.

47 posted on 02/11/2010 10:24:30 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Maelstorm
This is because the public are a bunch of uninformed sheeple. The military is supposed to be a well oiled machine with officers doing their part to keep things rolling smoothly. Officers don’t have time to dicipline troops because a fruit loop is getting them stired up. Officers will be spending half their time keeping the peace and separating people. All of this baloney was already tried in Vietnam during the draft and it was a waste of time.
48 posted on 02/11/2010 10:24:34 AM PST by jetson
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To: longtermmemmory
Bronze Star for meritorious service, 200 missions in East Baghdad, combat leadership...........my son.

Don't diss the entire military because some of it's "leadership" stinks.

Some military recognitions are well earned. In fact, most are.

49 posted on 02/11/2010 10:26:27 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Maelstorm

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


50 posted on 02/11/2010 10:29:59 AM PST by sten
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