Not So Shock And Awe … US Military Supports McCain 3-1
Posted by Casey on October 21, 2008
Seriously, you aren’t surprised by this are you?
A poll by the Military Times newspaper group suggests that there is overwhelming support for John McCain among U.S.
troops in every branch of the armed forces by a nearly 3-1 margin.
According to the poll, 68 percent of active-duty
and retired servicemen and women support McCain, while 23 percent support Barack Obama. The numbers are nearly identical among
officers and enlisted troops.
to see the raw data.
The Military Times, which publishes the Army Times, Navy Times, Marine Corps Times and Air
Force Times, polled 80,000 subscribers from Sept 22 to Sept. 29. The non-scientific survey gathered 4,300 respondents -- all
of them registered and eligible to vote.
A racial divide was immediately evident among the respondents. Nearly eight
in 10 black servicemembers chose Obama, while McCain captured 76 percent of white voters and 63 percent of Hispanic voters.
Nice to know that there is still a racial divide though. Now if we can only get black people to stop being so racist against McCain because he’s white.
Not only was this expected as the military usually supports the Republican candidate, but Obama had his nose rubbed in his lack of foreign policy knowledge by the tremendous success in Baghdad. Given that Obama opposed the surge, voted to cut off supplies to our troops, and Biden wanted to give the Iranians a bunch of money after 9/11 probably had a lot to do with this wide margin of support for McCain.
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