Poll: Even Conservatives Are In Favor Of Gays In The Military

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June 5, 2009 12:01 p.m.
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A new Gallup poll finds an overwhelming majority of Americans, 69%, in favor of allowing gays to serve openly in the military — it’s so big in fact, that even self-identified conservatives are for it.

The polling internals show 58% of conservatives in favor, plus 86% of liberals and 77% of moderates, for the overall top-line of 69%.

Back in 2004, 63% of Americans were in favor, with 83% of liberals, 72% of moderates, and 46% of conservatives.

This does invite an important question: Is a center-right country like the United States ready to have gays serving in the military?

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