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Poll finds Romney with 40-point lead
among active, reserve military troops

The Hill [Washington DC], by Jeremy Herb

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/8/2012 11:37:07 AM

Mitt Romney has a 40-point lead over President Obama among active and reserve service members, according to a new poll from the Military Times. The survey found Romney with a wide 66-26 lead that is similar to the advantage enjoyed by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) over Obama in the 2008 race. For military voters, the economy was by far the most important issue, with 41 percent of respondents saying it was most important issue for them in the 2012 race. National security came in at just 16 percent. The Military Times poll surveyed 3,100 active duty,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: novakid, 10/8/2012 11:39:50 AM     (No. 8917977)

That's why the troops must NOT be allowed to vote. There are sod many reasons why the ballots just cannot be distributed on time!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/8/2012 11:42:47 AM     (No. 8917992)

I guess there just are not enough gay service personnel to push him over the line.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MHR, 10/8/2012 11:43:28 AM     (No. 8917994)

The difficulties of the Military vote need to be in the news NOW.....Now there's stil time to get their ballots!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/8/2012 11:44:24 AM     (No. 8917995)

Agree with #1. Meaningless if the votes are not counted.

This problem arises every four years. Why can't the republicans in congress make it a major issue and get it corrected?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 10/8/2012 11:53:38 AM     (No. 8918017)

The funding for the voting advocacy centers overseas has been slashed by Our Government. Most didn't even open this election cycle...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 10/8/2012 12:04:03 PM     (No. 8918035)

Looks like Mitt's getting the "Get Me the Hell Out of This God-Forsaken Hell-Hole" vote.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: steveW, 10/8/2012 12:08:31 PM     (No. 8918055)

Why only 40?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hicokid, 10/8/2012 12:08:50 PM     (No. 8918057)

26% for obama? What a coincidence. That's the same percentage of blacks in the Army.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: youngtexan, 10/8/2012 12:22:02 PM     (No. 8918109)

This is why Obama and the Democrats are trying very hard to block their votes. And it looks like NoBama is succeding on this too.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SWCCMom, 10/8/2012 1:06:25 PM     (No. 8918228)

You are so right #9. My son was just deployed to Afghanistan and knows he won't be able to get his absentee ballot sent to him, filled out and returned in time. Such a shame - the command is so wanting to vote the CIC out! Special Forces under Obama has become a joke - petty politics, political correctness and poor funding. No wonder they are leaving in droves - much like military pilots did under Clinton.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: retCPO, 10/8/2012 1:59:09 PM     (No. 8918336)

#8 that was an unacceptable slur on our troops. Service in the armed forces is not about color, it is about duty, honor and country. I served this country for 21 years in the U.S. Navy and was raised less than a mile from Ft. Jackson located in Columbia, SC and have a brother who served for 24 years in the U.S. Air Foce and a father who served as a highly decorated U.S. Marine in WWII and Korea.

I believe I am a qualified observer of all races who serve and have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and to disparage Blacks, as you have is beyond forgiveness. It is obvious to me you have no idea of reality. Shame on you.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 10/8/2012 5:27:57 PM     (No. 8918828)

There should be a public outcry to have Military Airlift Command flights specifically set up from every overseas area to get the ballots home and then delivered to the appropriate states and districts before election day.

Let anyone who opposes the idea identify himself, his party, and his reason.

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