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Rasmussen: Among Military Vets: Romney 59% Obama 35%
rasmussenreports.com ^ | July 22, 2012 | staff

Posted on 07/22/2012 10:07:02 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

Most military veterans don’t like the job President Obama is doing and prefer Mitt Romney in November’s election.

New Rasmussen Reports polling finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters who have served in the military favor the Republican challenger, while 35% support the president. Five percent (5%) of these voters like some other candidate in the race, but only two percent (2%) are undecided.

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1 posted on 07/22/2012 10:07:07 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I’m surprised it’s still that close. But maybe that’s because Romney is the worst possible candidate that the GOP could have chosen.


2 posted on 07/22/2012 10:13:16 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Too bad the libs will null and void the military vote. Absentee ballots will mysteriously vanish. And the GOP will do little to thwart this attack on liberty. It’s the same thing year after year.


3 posted on 07/22/2012 10:16:09 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie
Yeah, look for the ballots to be mailed late or otherwise be ruled ineligible.
4 posted on 07/22/2012 10:18:01 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Obama being the commander in chief is telling. It’s like a boss getting a 35% vote of confidence. That’s not good by any standard.


5 posted on 07/22/2012 10:25:12 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: BarnacleCenturion; albie

What truly disturbs is, that anything as high as 35% support the Kenyan.

And Albie’s right - Indecision 2000 saw exactly that chicanery in/around Jacksonville.


6 posted on 07/22/2012 10:29:13 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Compared to other polls, this one sounds legit.


7 posted on 07/22/2012 10:30:52 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Dutch Boy

Most of the swing states have republican governors this year (FL, OH, VA, PA, WI, MI, etc..).

I doubt that it will be so easy for the dems to pull off their usual dirty tricks but we’ll see.


8 posted on 07/22/2012 10:35:02 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Thank God somebody in the R party finally figured out Soros SOS plotting.


9 posted on 07/22/2012 10:38:21 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I am shocked and amazed that 35% of US military vets support Obama. I wouldn’t have expected a number nearly that high.


10 posted on 07/22/2012 10:38:38 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Old Sarge

Don’t be too surprised. The 35% are overwhelmingly PAC clerks, finance clerks, and general combat service support troops. Jobs that are essentially make-work easy-retirement positions that should have been outsourced or privatized.

The closer you get to the tip of the spear, the faster support for Obama declines.


11 posted on 07/22/2012 10:40:47 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: Steel Wolf

If you got a link to that, Wolf, I’d be glad to get it from you.

There’s a few vets under the VFW/Legion umbrella I need to show that to.

Thanks from a career spook.


12 posted on 07/22/2012 10:46:31 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Sooth2222

The only cars with Obama stickers that I’ve seen at MacDill AFB were driven by blacks.


13 posted on 07/22/2012 10:50:47 AM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

How come so many still support 0Bammy? He deserves absolutely no military veterans’ support! This person doe not “support and defend the Constitution,” as stated in the oath he falsefully stated on January 20, 2009. He mocks our Constitution and his philosophy of change is to run the USA. He is an evil, destructive individual!


14 posted on 07/22/2012 11:06:25 AM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: New Jersey Realist

http://www.heritage.org/static/reportimages/3E59D41279449CAB99F8C7CF54E02351.gif


15 posted on 07/22/2012 11:08:56 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Old Sarge

Sorry, no link, just more than a long weekend spent in Afghanistan and Iraq. People in certain MOSs that are non combat, de-facto unionized office jobs seem to have a much higher rate of people who are socioeconomically inclined to be Obama voters. Unfortunately, some jobs are magnets for people who love military benefits but don’t like the idea of personal danger.

In combat arms and combat support folks are either conservative going in or conservative coming out due to the nature of the work. (I was the latter; fairly liberal going in, then maturing as time went on.). They may not be pro-Romney, per se, but they have no love for what Obama is selling. It’s hard to be a good NCO without adhering to conservative principles; and vice versa. Liberals are emotionally based people who make terrible combat leaders.

An interesting thing with the officer corps is that it is also functionally very conservative, but has a thick liberal streak that seems partially a college-days holdover, but also a bit of nanny-state philosophy that is inherent from running a big centralized organization.


16 posted on 07/22/2012 11:10:30 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: Steel Wolf
It’s hard to be a good NCO without adhering to conservative principles

No argument there, brother...

An interesting thing with the officer corps is that it is also functionally very conservative, but has a thick liberal streak that seems partially a college-days holdover

Also agree. Having been both, I can recall not a few fellow officers who had that Leftist streak. They didn't make careers of it...

17 posted on 07/22/2012 11:23:56 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: fwdude

“I’m surprised it’s still that close. But maybe that’s because Romney is the worst possible candidate that the GOP could have chosen.”

It’s also ( apart from the sampling nonsense) the reason that Romney is still “neck and neck” with FUBO.


18 posted on 07/22/2012 11:24:31 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I find it absolutely astounding that 35% of the people who offered to sacrifice to uphold the Constitution and defend the Nation are that STUPID.

What the health are they thinking? Are they thinking?


19 posted on 07/22/2012 11:29:23 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: Old Sarge

“What truly disturbs is, that anything as high as 35% support the Kenyan.”

Just took a look at the stats. In 2008 the combined percentage of Blacks (22%) and Hispanics (13%) in the military gives you the answer. It’s still skin color uber alles with the minorities! They want that second job over at the USPS when they “retire” from military service.


20 posted on 07/22/2012 11:31:51 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: BarnacleCenturion

vets is way too broad a groupfor these numbers to have any meaning. george mcgovern is a vet, ollie north is a vet, i am a 60 year old vet and the 22 year old rifleman is a vet. don’t assume vet means active duty.


21 posted on 07/22/2012 11:32:44 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Steel Wolf
Less than 20% of the Army is considered combat arms and probably only about 8% trigger pullers. The 59% pro-Romney includes a lot of pac clerks. However, the ratios are certainly skewed. I don't have any data, but I would be willing to bet a big fat wad of cash that the majority of the 35% Obama supporters are minorities. Many military minorities are actually fairly conservative, but they're still stuck on the democrat plantation.

I am still hoping above hope that most people responding to polls are saying they support Obama because they don't want to sound racist, but they will either secretly vote Romney or not vote. I simply cannot fathom how 46% can support a demonstrable TOTAL failure. Even the pompom waivers are having a desparate time pointing out Obama's accomplishments or explaining away the economy.

22 posted on 07/22/2012 11:34:12 AM PDT by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
How ANY active duty or Vet, or even, family member, relative, friend, thereof, etc.....How ANY active duty or Vet, or even, family member, relative, friend, thereof, etc.....

(ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED IN HARMS WAY AND THEREFORE, HAVING PUT IT ALL ON THE LINE, HAVE A SPECIAL AFFINITY AND APPRECIATION OF WHAT THE MILLIONS WHO SERVED SINCE OUR FOUNDING AND WHAT SO MANY HUNDREDS OF THOUSAND WHO MADE THE “ULTIMATE SACRIFICE”--TO KEEP US FREE).....

.... who have observed what this Fascist, Hate-America/Military, Neo-Commie has done to our Great Republic....

...his having deplored, shredded and ignored our Constitution....

..... as well as his obvious favoring, appeasing, defending and at times even "supporting" our sworn enemy and those who have advocated (openly and repeatedly) the DESTRUCTION of our country, (Islamic Jihadists/Muslim Brotherhood) ....

... as he tied the hands of our brave Warriors with his inane and insane Rules of Engagement which are causing needless casualties....

...while at the same time, releasing captured Terrorist from prison camps in Afgan....

....while negotiating with those who are killing and maiming our Troops (the Tally-Ban).....

....while considering releasing some Terrorists being held at GITMO....

.....while insisting that our Military pay higher premiums for their health care....

.....while dissing them such as he did in a photo op on Memorial Day at Arlington....

NEED I GO ON???

would not do everything in their power to deny the most corrupt, eeeevil, Fascist, TYRANT this country has ever had the misfortune to be our "commander in least" another term (WHATEVER IT TAKES) is beyond me.

OK all ye Hate Mitt and Mormons Freeps, go ahead, flame on.....

23 posted on 07/22/2012 11:38:33 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Among Military Veterans: Romney 59% Obama 35%
24 posted on 07/22/2012 11:40:15 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: fwdude

trying to get more homo’s , cross dressers in the military is one tactic to make this establishment more of a Dem voting bloc.
While they do this the left tries to get more illegals into the country and once they have completed their agenda especially the queer agenda then they will go after guns and have total control and that is when America goes to a third world country.

So if anone ever stays silent on the queer agenda or does not speak up on the lefts agenda then they are only helping the left and being a coward


25 posted on 07/22/2012 11:45:07 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Steel Wolf

“essentially make-work easy-retirement positions”

You’re exactly right.

I hate to admit that I personally know anyone like this, but I have an in-law (sort of) who is career Army, and he is the very type you mentioned — and is also a loyal obama supporter (of course).

Judging by some of the conversations I’ve had with him, he has a lot of buddies who are just like him.

And as you said, they’re the office worker types who basically keep busy doing what amounts to nothing.


26 posted on 07/22/2012 11:52:37 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia (It's not a penalty - it's obamaTAX. Make him own it.)
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To: Steel Wolf

got that right, thise who you mentioned for the most part only joined t get their VA, fre college etc and yes many of them have told me.

Don;t forget the cross dressers, queers, and others who couldn’t careless about the country but have joined to get a trade like a cook and never do much work.


27 posted on 07/22/2012 11:55:16 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: vette6387
It’s still skin color uber alles with the minorities!

Thus it has been, thus it shall ever be, world without end, amen...

28 posted on 07/22/2012 12:11:44 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I served with some who were lacking in intelligence, but not one in three such individuals. It was more like one in 33 such individuals.


29 posted on 07/22/2012 12:21:19 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Da Bro' Gotsta Go!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“while 35% support the president. “

Includes ‘homo bump’?


30 posted on 07/22/2012 12:29:06 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: fwdude

maybe it is because four tours of duty of - over a year long -under fire - may be a bit hard on the mental picture folks in the military have of our world. AS a VET I can say that having “friends” gunned down a buddy in an office building or a forward base would make me a bit hostile toward the citizens of the country we are helping AND the folks that send me and my buddies to this type of war.


31 posted on 07/22/2012 12:36:56 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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32 posted on 07/22/2012 1:03:23 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: RedMDer

We all need to call our representatives and make sure they GET THE BALLOTS SENT OUT in time. There should be NO EXCUSES for ballots, due in November, to not be sent and gotten back in time for the election.


33 posted on 07/23/2012 8:24:18 AM PDT by Progov
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