US Military Times Poll: Romney bests Obama, 66% to 26%

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    Oct 11, 2012 2:23 PM GMT
    Relevant given the push of some to embarrass Romney over statements by a mother asking him not to mention her slain Navy SEAL son.

    http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2012/10/military-times-poll-romney-bests-obama-2-1-100712/

    The professional core of the U.S. military overwhelmingly favors Mitt Romney over President Obama in the upcoming election — but not because of any particular military issues, according to a new poll of more than 3,100 active and reserve troops.

    Respondents rated the economy and the candidates’ character as their most important considerations and all but ignored the war in Afghanistan as an issue of concern.

    The Military Times Poll is a secure email survey of active-duty, National Guard and reserve members who are subscribers to the Military Times newspapers (see How We Did It, below).

    This population is older and more senior than the military population at large, but it is representative of the professional core of the all-volunteer force.

    The 3,100 respondents — roughly two-thirds active-duty and one-third reserve component members — are about 80 percent white and 91 percent male. Forty percent are in paygrades E-5 through E-8, while more than 35 percent are in paygrades O-3 through O-5.

    Almost 80 percent of respondents have a college degree — including 27 percent with a graduate degree and more than 11 percent with a post-graduate degree — while an additional 18.5 percent have some college under their belts.

    And they are battle-hardened; almost 29 percent have spent more than two cumulative years deployed since 9/11, while a similar percentage has spent one to two cumulative years deployed.

    The Military Times poll shows that Republicans continue to enjoy overwhelming support among the military’s professional ranks.

    “There is really an affinity for Republican candidates, even though [troops] say that what counts is character and handling the economy,” said Richard Kohn, who teaches military history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Poll results indicate that about 66 percent of those surveyed support Romney, compared with about 26 percent who say they will vote to re-elect President Obama.
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    Oct 11, 2012 2:29 PM GMT
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    This population is older and more senior than the military population at large, but it is representative of the professional core of the all-volunteer force. LOL

    The 3,100 respondents — roughly two-thirds active-duty and one-third reserve component members — are about 80 percent white and 91 percent male.LOL Forty percent are in paygrades E-5 through E-8, while more than 35 percent are in paygrades O-3 through O-5.

    As of 30 September 2010, 1,430,895 people were on active duty in the military, with an additional 848,000 people in the seven reserve components.



    Are you familiar with the idea of a poll?
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    Oct 11, 2012 3:03 PM GMT
    Southbeachjane said
    riddler78 said
    Southbeachjane said
    riddler78 said

    This population is older and more senior than the military population at large, but it is representative of the professional core of the all-volunteer force. LOL

    The 3,100 respondents — roughly two-thirds active-duty and one-third reserve component members — are about 80 percent white and 91 percent male.LOL Forty percent are in paygrades E-5 through E-8, while more than 35 percent are in paygrades O-3 through O-5.

    As of 30 September 2010, 1,430,895 people were on active duty in the military, with an additional 848,000 people in the seven reserve components.



    Are you familiar with the idea of a poll?
    I dunno.. ask CJAZ.. he'll tell ya.


    This poll isn't even close. But perhaps you should ask him about this. I think it's quite clear how most in the military will vote.
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    Oct 11, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
    topathelete, maybe ALL obvious sock accounts should be banned. Including everyone with only 39 posts as of today, no public photos and way too much knowledge of site politics to be a newbie.
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    Oct 11, 2012 3:51 PM GMT
    Southbeachjane saidJust remember.. "chris' (the site owner) is a GOP'er! Like you!
    we know! He's voting for ROMNEY!



    I highly doubt that this is true, but even if it is -- WHAT is your point? Who cares? The site owner is allowed to vote for anyone he chooses, and I seriously doubt he has shared that with you. You should respect the fact that, regardless of his political opinions, he pretty much allows this site to be whatever politics it wants to be. RJ admins do not push any agenda on anyone. I respect that.
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    Oct 11, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    Southbeachjane said
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    Southbeachjane saidJust remember.. "chris' (the site owner) is a GOP'er! Like you!
    we know! He's voting for ROMNEY!


    RJ admins do not push any agenda on anyone. I respect that.
    You are wrong there bucko.


    Ah that explains it... you wouldn't be the latest incarnation of TropicalMark are you? That was a guy who claimed he served and maybe he did, but he was also a bigot that was banned and no doubt harbors ill will towards the admins of this site.
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    Oct 11, 2012 4:01 PM GMT
    Southbeachjane said
    riddler78 said
    Southbeachjane said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Southbeachjane saidJust remember.. "chris' (the site owner) is a GOP'er! Like you!
    we know! He's voting for ROMNEY!


    RJ admins do not push any agenda on anyone. I respect that.
    You are wrong there bucko.


    Ah that explains it... you wouldn't be the latest incarnation of TropicalMark are you? That was a guy who claimed he served and maybe he did, but he was also a bigot that was banned and no doubt harbors ill will towards the admins of this site.
    Wow dude.. he really got to you didnt he?

    Interesting that you just validated my claim!


    I'm sorry, how was your claim validated? That the site admins do not look favorably upon open racist attacks on this site? Yes, they must really have an agenda... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 11, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    Southbeachjane said
    riddler78 said
    Southbeachjane said
    riddler78 said
    Southbeachjane said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Southbeachjane saidJust remember.. "chris' (the site owner) is a GOP'er! Like you!
    we know! He's voting for ROMNEY!


    RJ admins do not push any agenda on anyone. I respect that.
    You are wrong there bucko.


    Ah that explains it... you wouldn't be the latest incarnation of TropicalMark are you? That was a guy who claimed he served and maybe he did, but he was also a bigot that was banned and no doubt harbors ill will towards the admins of this site.
    Wow dude.. he really got to you didnt he?

    Interesting that you just validated my claim!


    I'm sorry, how was your claim validated? That the site admins do not look favorably upon open racist attacks on this site? Yes, they must really have an agenda... icon_rolleyes.gif
    I said that the site owner and you republicrats have an agenda.
    He is part of that agenda. as are you. All self hating nazi-jews. You have issues with your racial makeup dont you? The self hatred is intense.
    You really really are a touchy one.
    Is "nazi-jew" racist? You hate Obama because he's black.. who is the 'racist' here.. You have no idea who I am, yet you had to attack another member that is no longer here about your racial issues.
    Very, very interesting and insightful into your psyche.


    Heh - nice try. So now you claim the admin is a Republican? Based on what evidence? You really might want to see a therapist about your um lack of touch with reality. And as for hating Obama because he's black? That's precisely why I've donated time and money to development work in Uganda. But on that point - Obama it would seem is as much white as he is black for the record.

    I don't know and I don't care who you are - I was just pointing out one member who was removed for being racist. I didn't realize it would be such a sore point for you. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 11, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    The armed forces are well known for being socially conservative. That the majority of their personnel lean toward the Right is one of the most unremarkable poll results it is possible to imagine
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    Oct 11, 2012 4:55 PM GMT
    SO HOW DID YOU RIGHTWINGERS MANAGE TO PISS OFF SOUTHBEACH?

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    Oct 11, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidThe armed forces are well known for being socially conservative. That the majority of their personnel lean toward the Right is one of the most unremarkable poll results it is possible to imagine


    And yet there were a number of people here who agree with you politically who found it remarkable if not unbelievable.
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    Oct 11, 2012 5:01 PM GMT
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    Ex_Mil8 saidThe armed forces are well known for being socially conservative. That the majority of their personnel lean toward the Right is one of the most unremarkable poll results it is possible to imagine


    And yet there were a number of people here who agree with you politically who found it remarkable if not unbelievable.


    Really? How many and who are they?
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    Oct 11, 2012 5:51 PM GMT
    What?!! The Republican gets more of the military vote than the Democrat?!! I'm shocked! That never ever happens! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif
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    Oct 11, 2012 5:54 PM GMT
    I'm still shocked! Shocked I say! icon_eek.gif