Friday, October 17, 2008

Army Times Poll on Presidential Race: Bye-bye Bama

Army Times Poll on Presidential Race

Hat tip to Mike Thayer

Interesting Poll from our guys and gals serving… I'm glad to know our men and women in uniform know what's right.
In case you missed this week's issue of the Army Times here are the results of the Army Times' poll of Military personnel re: the election (in percent):

McCain Obama

Overall 68 23

Army 68 23

Navy 69 24

Air Force 67 24

Marines 75 18

Retirees 72 20

White Non-Hispanic 76 17

Hispanic 63 27

Black/African-American 12 79

Enlisted 67 24

Officers 70 22

Somehow I missed seeing this in the New York Times. - M.T.
A note from Radarsite: Normally in this space I would provide some sort of personal commentary or response. However, in this particular case all I can say is -- WOW!!! - rg

Update: Not surprisingly, this article has upset a lot of folks on the left. lol
And again, not surprisingly, despite the source being prominently displayed at the top of this article, they are already questioning the source for this poll. Nasty, pathetic little people, aren't they?


  1. Does Obama really think that the military will support him if he tries to destroy the US? I don't think so.

  2. Great news but not a surprise if you hear from military folks the way I do. Good to see it in print. I hope Obama sees this.

    Debbie Hamilton
    Right Truth

  3. Thank you Findalis and Debbie.

    Many folks have emailed me to remark on that one particular group whose vote is diametrically opposed to all of the others. But of course we have been assured that this presidential race has nothing whatsoever to do with race.

  4. i have heard from time to time from the left loon nutbags that obama has the support of the troops.
    it is just another lie from the left.
    this military times chart proves it.
    as former navy i have to say i would never support this person called obama.
    you all take care


  5. Every person serving in the military has the right to vote, and to right to choose who they want to vote for. However, once the election is over, whoever is elected president, the military will obey the orders of said elected person be it Obama or McCain. This is based on their military oath, which begins with "I, _____, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States..."

  6. Anyone who knows anything about or is involved in the GWOT knows that Obama is poison. The problem is "all of the rest."

    [Not expected to be pubbed!]

  7. Roger I left this post over on the cross post on Maggies site:

    Those who are currently serving this great nation and those of us who have served honorably and without whining realize that our nations welfare depends on electing someone who understands what it is to serve with honor .
    Obama does not understand about serving because he has never served. He does not understand honor because he has none.

    May God bless our men and women who stand in the gap and those who have filled the ranks in the past with honor and love for country.

  8. anonymous i agree that we take an oath to defend the constitution and defend against ALL ENEMIES.
    this thing that is called obama is THE ENEMY.

  9. Gee, if the entire American military, other than the black recruits voting for Obama, stepped down if Obama was elected and all Republicans refused to sign up, Obama would have to hire mercenaries to create a military because it seems most democrats would rather talk than fight....I wonder how that will work for them.

  10. It gets better.
    Dr D's @ AmPow scoops that McCain may win the general - 53% to 47%

  11. I'm sorry but the Left have had some very suspicious "poll" outcomes and have no room to make any comments about other polls.

    But as per usual... if they aren't in control of what's being polled, they aren't going to consider it real.

    I'm tired of the news polls telling me that McCain is losing... really? No one asked my opinion.

  12. I agree that this poll is interesting.
    All Things In Moderation. Keep The World In Perspective. Informed Decisions Can Be Made.

    Thank God that Our Constitution Allows Allows All Opinions To Be Voiced.

    Please Read on: as copied from The Military Times Website:

    "Military Times poll: Troops backing McCain
    By Brendan McGarry - Staff writer
    Posted : Thursday Oct 9, 2008 5:44:48 EDT"

    "The results of the Military Times 2008 Election Poll are not representative of the opinions of the military as a whole. The group surveyed is older, more senior in rank and less ethnically diverse than the overall armed services."

    "Sampling the military
    Posted : Sunday Oct 5, 2008 11:28:43 EDT"

    "To gather military opinion on this year’s presidential election, Military Times began with a list of more than 80,000 subscribers and former subscribers to Army Times, Navy Times, Marine Corps Times and Air Force Times who gave the papers their e-mail addresses.

    Each was e-mailed an invitation to participate through a secure Internet page. Security measures ensured that readers could not submit multiple entries and that only those who received an invitation could respond.

    From Sept. 22 to Sept. 29, 2,813 active-duty members, 1,480 members of the National Guard or reserve and 4,411 retirees participated. The figures include only those respondents who indicated they are registered and intend to vote in the election. Chart totals may not equal 100 percent because of the rounding of figures.

    Although public opinion pollsters use random selection to survey the general public, the Military Times survey is based on responses from those who chose to participate. That means it is impossible to calculate statistical margins of error commonly reported in opinion surveys, because those calculations depend on random sampling techniques.

    The voluntary nature of the survey could affect the results — if supporters of one candidate are more prone to express their opinions, for example. The dependence on e-mail could also affect the results, because e-mail users may have different characteristics than the military population as a whole.

    Characteristics of Military Times readers may also affect the results. The group surveyed is significantly older than the military as a whole, and the survey group contains a higher percentage of officers than is present in the military.

    Conversely, junior enlisted troops, women and racial and ethnic minorities made up a smaller share of the sample than of the military at large. While it is difficult to predict how those factors affect the results, those groups are generally regarded as more supportive of Democratic candidates." BB Stacker AO1 VP Training

  13. Reminds me of the soldiers comment when he was asked by Chelsea Clinton what he feared most in fighting.His reply was "Osama, Obama and your Mama"
    How true.
    By the way what was Chelsea doing in Irag at our expense?