Skip to comments.75% back letting gays serve openly (washington COMpost BS gay-praganda)
Posted on 02/12/2010 5:03:52 PM PST by max americana
Three-quarters of Americans say that they support openly gay people serving in the U.S. military, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, a finding that could lend momentum to the Obama administration's effort to dismantle the policy known as "don't ask, don't tell."
President Obama called for the policy's repeal last month in his State of the Union address, and the military's top civilian and military leadership has also expressed personal support for a repeal.
The percentage of Americans who say they support gays openly serving is the same as a Post-ABC News poll found in July 2008; both are far above the 44 percent who said so in May 1993.
In the new poll, majorities across party lines favor such a policy, with support among Democrats (82 percent) and independents (77 percent) higher than among Republicans (64 percent). The poll also reveals several sharp demographic divides. Men (65 percent) and seniors (69 percent) are far less likely than are women (84 percent) and young adults (81 percent under age 30) to say that gays should be allowed to serve if they have disclosed their sexual orientation. Knowing a gay person makes a big difference: Among those who say they have a gay friend or family member, 81 percent support allowing gay people to serve openly, compared with 66 percent who say they do not know someone who is gay.
The poll was conducted by telephone Feb. 4-8 among a random national sample of 1,004 adults, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points.
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It may not be 75%, but I bet it’s a majority.
How many polled had prior military service??
as per article, none.
“The poll was conducted by telephone Feb. 4-8 among a random national sample of 1,004 adults...”
How about polling the people it really affects - soldiers?
I’m not gay and I never served, my beret is off to anyone who volunteers to serve. ;(
“serve openly”. I guess, gay first, soldier second.
Would you be interested in inviting a few of these homosexual sailors over to your house to share a shower with you? :-)
You are probably correct.
Dumb headline “refinement.”
Polls have always been liberally slanted, but it’s getting ridiculous now. Is there a “Poll Slanting Czar” in the White House now?
Ask those serving (not the Pampered Purple Princes at the Pentagon) and you’ll get a resounding NO! Those are the voices on this issue that count.
With the mass layoffs, cost cutting and everything, why waste manpower, time and money on polling, why not just skip the process and make up the desired results.
That is exactly what the MSM are doing...
So this means that 75% of Freepers are for this? I dont think so.
I see a base housing quagmire on the horizon.. Straight quarters, Homosexual quarters, Lesbian quarters.. Bisexual quarters (uh oh.. What to do?).. WTF is this country coming to?
Maybe Adm. Mullen would like it....I hate the phony conservatives who on one hand say they are 100% pro military then go and support queerification of the same military. GTH phony's....Krauthammer is a phony too...
So what? Just proves 3/4 of those in this survey are wrong. The majority of 08 voters voted for Barack and were wrong. Happens all the time the majority is wrong.
I don’t base right and wrong on what the majority says. The majority CAN be right, but just having more people be for something doesn’t automatically make it right.
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