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Old 10-06-2004, 10:38 PM   #31
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Wait....only 13% of the military are democrats?

So we have mostly republicans to thank for the actual defense of the country?

Interesting.
Yeah. I know alot of military people, and they are all Republicans.
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it is probably an IQ thing
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May you please clarify said comment deep, it certainly does not sound very nice.
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Sting....just because 60% polled are Republicans that were POLLED, does not mean that throughout the military only 60% are Republicans and 13% are democrats. It means that is the breakdown for the poll. How many were polled? And was it done by Gallup?
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interesting point Dreadsox
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I've seen many, many reports that the majority of the military is Republican. Hence, the Republican-skewed numbers in overseas absentee ballots.
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Sting....just because 60% polled are Republicans that were POLLED, does not mean that throughout the military only 60% are Republicans and 13% are democrats. It means that is the breakdown for the poll. How many were polled? And was it done by Gallup?
4,165 military personal were polled, this out of a total population of 2.5 million military personal. Consider that national polls by gallup, Zogby, Pew, ABC and others have a sample size of around 1,000 in order to measure a voting population of over 100 milllion!

So the data is accurate, but certainly not a surprise. Ever since 1980, Republicans have invested far more money and given far more support to the military than the democrats have and this is indeed reflected in the poll numbers.

As I have mentioned before, the poll was done by THE MILITARY TIMES which does work and writes for all four service newspapers.
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It begs the question - if the troops have that much respect and admiration for the president and his handling of things abroad, while the vast majority of those who oppose him are here at home, only seeing the bad news on TV - what are they seeing that we aren't? And whose assessment is more valid?
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it is probably an IQ thing
???


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It's certainly no surprise for another reason (if that's true), I've heared military personal from overseas dosn't get full access to the internet - they just get filtered news, especially Iraq-war critical sites are filtered so that their only informations are provided by their government.
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http://www.blackfive.net/

A very good MilBlog which often has stories from those serving in Iraq, very good.
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It's certainly no surprise for another reason (if that's true), I've heared military personal from overseas dosn't get full access to the internet - they just get filtered news, especially Iraq-war critical sites are filtered so that their only informations are provided by their government.
Thats totally false, and my friends currently in Iraq can testify to that fact. Not only do they have full access to the internet, but they also have what they call "the secret internet" which has loads of classified information on operations through out the country.
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they also have what they call "the secret internet" which has loads of classified information on operations through out the country.

this may explain a lot.
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It does not sound like a secret anymore.
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It does not sound like a secret anymore.
Secret in the sense that only authorized personal can access it, and the content found there is secret, classified etc. The fact that the network exist though, is not a secret.
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