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Veterans Give Romney Big Lead Over Obama (58% to 34%)
Gallup ^ | 05/27/2012 | Frank Newport

Posted on 05/28/2012 6:57:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

PRINCETON, NJ -- U.S. veterans, about 13% of the adult population and consisting mostly of older men, support Mitt Romney over Barack Obama for president by 58% to 34%, while nonveterans give Obama a four-percentage-point edge.

Vote Preferences by Veteran Status, April-May 2012

These data, from an analysis of Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted April 11-May 24, show that 24% of all adult men are veterans, compared with 2% of adult women.

Obama and Romney are tied overall at 46% apiece among all registered voters in this sample. Men give Romney an eight-point edge, while women opt for Obama over Romney by seven points. It turns out that the male skew for Romney is driven almost entirely by veterans. Romney leads by one point among nonveteran men, contrasted with the 28-point edge Romney receives among male veterans.

Vote Preferences by Gender and Veteran Status, April-May 2012

The small percentage of female veterans in the U.S., in contrast to their male counterparts, do not differ significantly in their presidential vote choice from the vast majority of women who are not veterans.

The proportion of U.S. men who are armed forces veterans rises dramatically among those who are 60 and older. The military draft was in force in the U.S. from shortly before the U.S. entry into World War II until the early 1970s. A majority of men now 70 to 89 served in the military, including almost three-quarters of those aged 80 to 89. Less than a fifth of men younger than 50 have served in the military. There is little variation in military service among women across these age groups.

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1 posted on 05/28/2012 6:57:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind


2 posted on 05/28/2012 6:58:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
..... while nonveterans give Obama a four-percentage-point edge.

And that, FRiends, brings up the representation from Unions and inmates.

3 posted on 05/28/2012 6:59:49 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm disappointed that its not 85% for Romney and less than 15% for the Poser. Are 34% of the veterans not informed or and happy with what is in store for them on the horizon with the health care the veterans will be getting under Obamacare?
4 posted on 05/28/2012 7:02:08 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: SeekAndFind

vote preference: veterans..romney 58%...commie usurper 34%


5 posted on 05/28/2012 7:04:49 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: SeekAndFind
I have heard Romney called a centrist Democrat. I was not or him before that for some reason. Lets call this election anyone but Obama and organize a new political party called the Tea Party and get Sarah President.
6 posted on 05/28/2012 7:06:59 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Veterans know a traitor when they see one.


7 posted on 05/28/2012 7:13:43 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: vetvetdoug

“Are 34% of the veterans not informed or and happy with what is in store for them on the horizon with the health care the veterans will be getting under Obamacare?”

Those must be the 34% who are always shown in photo-ops—where on earth does his highness find vets that are ready, willing and able to make nice with this pos?


8 posted on 05/28/2012 7:15:38 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama and Romney are tied overall at 46% apiece among all registered voters in this sample.

Registered voter samples are mostly meaningless as only about 40 percent of REGISTERED voters even bother to vote. Surveys of LIKELY voters make more statistical sense.

9 posted on 05/28/2012 7:17:25 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: biggredd1

Just one more proof of the axiom that you pay more attention if you have skin (or Blood) in the game.. To be older, and not see this new world with a mixture of fear, and sorrow, means that dementia has already begun.. Sheeese

REMEMBERING MY FELLOW VETERANS, today and always.. GOD BLESS YOU ALL..


10 posted on 05/28/2012 7:18:18 AM PDT by carlo3b (Home, is where the heart is..)
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To: Gaffer

Add to that the dead voters.


11 posted on 05/28/2012 7:19:51 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can’t be...! You mean miltary veterans aren’t supporting President Barack Hussein Moutain Dew Obama Comacho, the greatest CIC since Grant?


12 posted on 05/28/2012 7:20:27 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: vetvetdoug

My guess is that 34% are either Black or union members.


13 posted on 05/28/2012 7:22:09 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: freeangel
Those must be the 34% who are always shown in photo-ops—where on earth does his highness find vets that are ready, willing and able to make nice with this pos?

Remember, a lot of these Vets were drafted. I'm not trying to denigrate their service, but some do not have the same mindset as those who choose to serve willingly.

14 posted on 05/28/2012 7:28:56 AM PDT by Starstruck
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To: Coldwater Creek

You may be shocked to know that my great uncle from Chicago, a WWI vet, born in 1885 is still going to vote for OBongma this November.. Pity I can’t change his mind, cause he died 50 years ago.. ;)


15 posted on 05/28/2012 7:28:56 AM PDT by carlo3b (Home, is where the heart is..)
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16 posted on 05/28/2012 7:32:09 AM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Better yet, how many of that 34% of registered voters are really Vets or really registered at all? As another poster mentioned, most likely the only thing they actually physically registered for was the Draft. The voter thing only came about because of Motor-voter.


17 posted on 05/28/2012 7:33:36 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Don Corleone
I wonder what the numbers would be if they polled...

White Vets vs Nonwhite Vets?

18 posted on 05/28/2012 7:34:23 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney is so patriotic that he and his extended family cult(which he is a high priest in) has managed to avoid military service and run from fighting our nations wars going back to when they fled to Mexico to avoid getting arrested for polygamy.

Romney is a scumbag and snake oil salesman who would make P.T. Barnum blush.

Sucked every last dollar out of the companies they acquired and then filed for bankruptcy, ripping off the creditors in the process, that was their M.O., sure it’s legal, but so is partial birth abortion.

Not to mention that he isn’t any ideologically different than the skinny kenyan muslim faggot we have in the WH now, I think Obama at least has a brother in law who served.

I’ll be not voting for either of these treacherous pieces of dog crap come November.


19 posted on 05/28/2012 7:44:23 AM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: Common Sense 101
"Can’t be...! You mean miltary veterans aren’t supporting President Barack Hussein Moutain Dew Obama Comacho, the greatest CIC since Grant?"

IFC showed that movie yesterday, and I watched a little of it. It really was scary; we're practically there. We certainly have the idiot black president who gives people the finger.

20 posted on 05/28/2012 7:49:01 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: SeekAndFind

Men learn & women don’t?


21 posted on 05/28/2012 7:55:31 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Ineptocracy; the Obama way.)
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To: mazda77

Thank you,Bill Clinton!


22 posted on 05/28/2012 7:55:51 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: carlo3b
The first thing that I did when my husband died was to take his death certificate down to the election commission and demand that his name be removed from the rolls.
23 posted on 05/28/2012 7:58:30 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: SeekAndFind
Vets instinctively act to protect our nation from all evil, but especially from Marxists and Radical Mooslims.
24 posted on 05/28/2012 8:04:04 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Rome2000; All
I can't think of any average friends, folks whose families have been in America for awhile, who don't have family members who've been in the military. Can you? It's quite an oddball thing to have been in America for three generations and not have a single brother, kid, father, grandpa, uncle, somebody, who was in the military.

ABO -- The most dangerous, worst, and deceitful part is that we in the present understand perfectly that a majority of Romney's "support" is imaginary, that the biggest and only thing he's got going for him is that he's not Obama. WE know that in America right now.

It would be forgotten ten minutes into 2013 -- it's human nature. ABO is a stupid strategy and is walking conservatives and Republicans right into a trap of total statist stronghold. People can look it up: Romney's entire record is of an active advocate for five MAJOR issues I have with dogged devotion been voting Republican to stand against. Not a few issues, not some minor points of difference, but THE five MAJOR ISSUES Romney would be fully liberal in office.

All you ABO people, you plan to vote for Romney because you're scared crapless of Obama. Fine, I get that. But I have looked at Romney. You are only looking at Obama as you are racing away from him. HELLO: no matter how you spin it if you vote FOR Romney you will be voting FOR, you will be telling America and the world that you as a Republican are perfecly OK with: state-run health care, on-demand abortion, embrace of the environmentalist agenda to control energy and food production and consumption, forced acceptance of the gay agenda, and as icing on the cake, you will be electing a guy with a RECORD of appointing liberal activist judges by a margin of about three to one. YOU CAN LOOK IT UP.

Romney is a BIG MISTAKE. We must attack Romney as we attack Obama. The only way we can win this is if we stand and fight.

Thinking that it will all sort itself out after Obama was out of office is naive considering Romney's established skill at hardball ruthless politicking with zero honor, elected by conservatives and Republicans to grow government as he has always done.

25 posted on 05/28/2012 8:17:35 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent * By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I did not chime in here to see how many believe in what romney is pushing....

I chimed in to see how many will vote for a socialist/communist just because he has an R after his name...

This will tell me how many traitors to the republic are cruising this site..

a vote for romney is a vote for socialism..

a vote for socialism is a vote against the constitution..

if you are willing to support romney, you are willing to support socialism..

that makes you an enemy of the republic...

are you part of the 85% that during the revolutionary war did not give a damn about freedom for the colonies?

or are you part of the 15% that gave us this country?

see my tagline to discover where I am...


26 posted on 05/28/2012 8:18:17 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: SeekAndFind
Whoa, what to believe on matters of the military and the Chicago jesus????

Military campaign money favors President Obama /sarc
27 posted on 05/28/2012 8:18:48 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: vetvetdoug

34% of veterans are just plain stupid. There’s no helping them now. If they still don’t see what’s happening they never will.


28 posted on 05/28/2012 8:27:58 AM PDT by albie
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To: chopperman

Except for women veterans apparently...


29 posted on 05/28/2012 8:35:45 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: joe fonebone

Your math is off. Those with your views are the .15%.


30 posted on 05/28/2012 9:17:41 AM PDT by gusty
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To: Common Sense 101

Since Grant? Hey, Grant couldn’t bring down Bin Laden!


31 posted on 05/28/2012 9:54:59 AM PDT by ShasheMac
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To: SeekAndFind

The other 34% are probably related to Leonard Lawrence and the wacko who played him.


32 posted on 05/28/2012 9:59:21 AM PDT by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: gusty
Maybe not. I certainly won't be voting for Romney or Obama.

/johnny

33 posted on 05/28/2012 10:08:28 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: vetvetdoug

Even among Vets there are still about one-third democrat base types. Across the board that’s the part of the population that thinks the dems are the best choice to help them get something from government. Got ‘em in my own family. Even tho I know this it still amazes me when I see big bidness types holding fun-raisers for dems. At best, these guys ride the fence supporting both sides but it’s always about the money. Shouldn’t be but it’s the only way to understand even legitimate polls.


34 posted on 05/28/2012 10:09:41 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: chopperman

RE: Veterans know a traitor when they see one.

Not 34% of them though...


35 posted on 05/28/2012 10:17:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

36 posted on 05/28/2012 10:27:04 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: joe fonebone

You’re just an optimist, Joe, I’m not sure there are 15% of us who work for solid, fundamental, long-term-stable gov’t. I never believed we could get this wheel-less marxist wagon turned around in one election and that is the reason I will keep hammering Romney to help force him into the straight and narrow. I still remember Falwell and Robertson and the “silent majority” they put together to help get Reagan elected. They thot their job was done as soon as the election was over. But that movement left a lot of corrupt detritus in congress. There is no one election that will put the brakes on our slide. But the time for hand-sitting is over if we are to preserve the gift of our founders.


37 posted on 05/28/2012 10:35:24 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.


38 posted on 05/28/2012 10:35:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.


39 posted on 05/28/2012 10:35:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SeekAndFind

It sickens me to my core that veterans could vote for a scum like Obama. They have to be dead beats that got out mad at the USA. They cannot be true blue Patriots.


40 posted on 05/28/2012 10:36:19 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: Starstruck
Can you post the source of the data that guided your opinion or was your statement just off-the-wall speculation?
41 posted on 05/28/2012 11:02:50 AM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: Finny
All you ABO people, you plan to vote for Romney because you're scared crapless of Obama. Fine, I get that. But I have looked at Romney. You are only looking at Obama as you are racing away from him.

You're making a poor generalization. Whether one is ABO or not it's not to hard to see that plenty of ABO people have "looked at Romney". Have a little more respect for good conservatives who are following the opposite strategy of yours.

Myself, when the election rolls around I will consider the flipping liars past deeds as well as his current platform, I will contrast that to the big Zero and then I will make my decision about what to do.

42 posted on 05/28/2012 11:05:01 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: joe fonebone
I chimed in to see how many will vote for a socialist/communist just because he has an R after his name... This will tell me how many traitors to the republic are cruising this site..

Said on a thread that reports that "Veterans Give Romney Big Lead Over Obama (58% to 34%)" on Memorial Day no less.

43 posted on 05/28/2012 11:17:16 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: SeekAndFind

Not sure I’m buying this. Did these same veterans vote for McLame? Why not? And if they did, why didn’t that give McLame the edge?


44 posted on 05/28/2012 11:19:53 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, baby!")
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To: Finny

I have 2 family members that are currently in the military. They are voting for the GOP candidate which will probably be Romney. They both say the VERY few that they know, that like Obama, are black and some younger punks and those are few and far between...... and not all of the blacks like Obama. In fact, according to them, some detest him.
I’m not scared crapless of Obama. He’s an evil, mentally ill, America hating, hard core Marxist. Romney isn’t. Easy choice. I want Barry Hussein Soetoro out and I never want to see his face again.


45 posted on 05/28/2012 11:21:28 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: FreeReign; joe fonebone; Finny; Cincinatus' Wife

Your point is inescapable. If veterans who vote Romney aren’t allowed to stop Obama without being branded traitors, even on Memorial Day, I give up.

There are soldiers who voted for MCCAIN, to stop Obama, that are now buried as they have since died for their country.

Traitors?

Voting mindlessly?

I think NOT.


46 posted on 05/28/2012 11:32:22 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: RetiredArmy

Navy and Air Force. :-)


47 posted on 05/28/2012 11:36:52 AM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: vetvetdoug

It’s probably the veterans against the war group.


48 posted on 05/28/2012 11:40:50 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Is anyone else having HUGE problems with these ‘people’ on Fox NC right now at the Vietnam Memorial? There is just something so very bizarre and uncanny about this.


49 posted on 05/28/2012 12:01:59 PM PDT by Two Thirds Vote Aye (I was saying 'I hope he fails' before Rush was.)
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Click the link.
The Republic you save may be your own.


50 posted on 05/28/2012 12:06:07 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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