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Military Times Poll: The Marines Do Not Like Obama

marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS 2012/03/26 21:24:59
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According to the Military Times (PDF),
just 25% of military members support President Obama's job approval. In
George Bush's last year in office, he held an approval rating that was a
tad under 50%.




In late February, President Obama put together a proposal to cut $12.9 Billion from the Tricare system, despite the fact that the health care of troops has dropped 21%.



Although Gallup showed that military members on active-duty or
veterans are less likely to approve of Obama, they disagree on the
magnitude. But the Gallup poll
was released in May 2011. I see two problems with that poll. 1) It was
taken in the same month of the Osama Bin Laden killing - a great win for
our nation's military. 2) Even Gallup admits that service members may
be less "willing to express an opinion to a survey interviewer,
regardless of what they may actually believe". The Military Times poll
may be more appealing for an honest review or the opposite.

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  • GINGERBREAD 2012/03/26 21:44:48
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    Ooops, does that mean that OBAMA will disban the Marine Corp, and replace it with his own army? Well, could be. He did say he wanted his own army, didn't he. Well, let the chps fall where they may, probably, this administration will send the marine corp, or CORPS, as Obama will put it, out side the USA do come voting time, he doean't have to worry about them.

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  • Yo'Adri... Elaine ... 2012/03/27 00:04:10
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    Normally that statement would require an explanation....but I know what it would be anyway....so I'll pass.
  • DefendnProtect 2012/03/26 23:20:36
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  • SteveMarine- JLA 2012/03/26 23:15:33
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    +8
    Obama sucks. I don't supporyere anything for obama...except him being impeached.
  • Jackal 2012/03/26 23:09:46
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    Not much of a choice for answers.


    I just want to come on here to say this.
    Those guys deserved to be NJP'd and suffer the consequences... here is why...


    Insubordination of the Chain of command. You are not allowed to protest or make any statement against your Chief and Commander. Many people got into trouble for speaking out about Bush.
  • cut and... Jackal 2012/03/26 23:18:50
  • cut and... cut and... 2012/03/26 23:25:11
  • Yo'Adri... cut and... 2012/03/27 00:05:07
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    is this a surprise?????
  • cut and... cut and... 2012/03/27 00:22:37
    cut and paste king
    +1
    to some yes and they will deny it
  • The Ele... Jackal 2012/03/26 23:48:41
    The Electrician
    +1
    Bush was a tyrant, Obama isn't, he's just looking out for their welfare and the future of the military. Army "Delta Force", Navy and "Seals" and the Air Force, that's all we'll need in the future. The next generation of "Stealth" planes will be "unmanned." The use of "ground troops" is becoming less and less useful and more dangerous for them.

    GO PRESIDENT OBAMA !
  • marcuss... The Ele... 2012/03/27 01:15:31
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    Oh please it was not long ago and you LWNJs were hating on the military.
  • The Pat... Jackal 2012/03/27 00:02:49
  • Jackal The Pat... 2012/03/27 01:30:29
    Jackal
    +1
    Never said I was going to report. I just said I believe they should be NJP'd.
  • cut and paste king 2012/03/26 23:06:51
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    Bush approval among military families down 50% since 2004 Jason Rhyne
    Published: Friday December 7, 2007

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    Support for President Bush and his Iraq war policy is nearly as anemic among US military families as it is in the general population, according to a new Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll.

    The survey finds that almost 60 percent of the military community -- which was defined as active and former service personnel as well as their families -- disapprove of the president's handling of the war. The same percentage of the group disapprove of Bush's overall performance as president. Meanwhile, only 37 percent of the family members approve of Bush. Among civilians polled, the war garnered support from 32 percent of respondents.

    Families that include veterans of wars presided over by the president were found to be just as critical of the war in Iraq as other Americans, with a full 60 percent saying the war was not worth the cost.

    "Patience with the war, which has now lasted longer than the U.S. involvement in World War II, is wearing thin -- particularly among families who have sent a service member to the conflict," reports the Los Angeles Times' Faye Fiore. "One-quarter say American troops should stay 'as long as ...





    Bush approval among military families down 50% since 2004 Jason Rhyne
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    Support for President Bush and his Iraq war policy is nearly as anemic among US military families as it is in the general population, according to a new Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll.

    The survey finds that almost 60 percent of the military community -- which was defined as active and former service personnel as well as their families -- disapprove of the president's handling of the war. The same percentage of the group disapprove of Bush's overall performance as president. Meanwhile, only 37 percent of the family members approve of Bush. Among civilians polled, the war garnered support from 32 percent of respondents.

    Families that include veterans of wars presided over by the president were found to be just as critical of the war in Iraq as other Americans, with a full 60 percent saying the war was not worth the cost.

    "Patience with the war, which has now lasted longer than the U.S. involvement in World War II, is wearing thin -- particularly among families who have sent a service member to the conflict," reports the Los Angeles Times' Faye Fiore. "One-quarter say American troops should stay 'as long as it takes to win.' Nearly seven in 10 favor a withdrawal within the coming year or 'right away.'"

    The new numbers stand in stark contrast to a poll of military families conducted by the University of Pennsylvania three years ago, in which twice as many individuals approved of the president's performance.

    The poll also finds more support for Democrats than Republicans when it comes to "treatment" of active-duty military personnel, indicating that a "plurality of military-family members, 39 percent, say they believe Democrats are likely to do a better job handling those issues, compared with 35 percent for Republicans," according to Bloomberg news.

    A military sociologist told the Los Angeles Times that flagging support
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  • cut and... cut and... 2012/03/26 23:37:52
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    iinformation based on fox news ha what a joke
    A proposal by the Obama administration would save $12.9 Billion by 2017 from the Tricare system.

    From Fox News

    The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagon’s $487 billion cut in spending. It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget, and $12.9 billion by 2017.

    “We shouldn’t ask our military to pay our bills when we aren’t willing to impose a similar hardship on the rest of the population,” Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and a Republican from California, said in a statement to the Washington Free Beacon. “We can’t keep asking those who have given so much to give that much more.”
  • chgo 2012/03/26 23:03:39
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    That's odd seeing that President Barack Obama has the strongest support of donors from members of the armed forces in 2008 and now as he hits the campaign trail again.
    http://www.opensecrets.org/ne...
  • marcuss... chgo 2012/03/27 00:58:46
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    I guess the MARINE TIMES still is not enough for you.
  • chgo marcuss... 2012/03/27 01:05:24
    chgo
    +1
    I guess the actual money donations from the arms force themselves is not enough for you.
    .
  • marcuss... chgo 2012/03/27 01:17:50 (edited)
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    Paul received more than 0WEbama did.

    opensecrets another Soros funded site. Keep telling the LIES someday even a lunkhead such as yourself will accept it as truth.
  • Idiot r... chgo 2012/03/27 02:44:33
    Idiot repubs
    +1
    Money = free speech.
  • MsTlynne marcuss... 2012/03/27 04:59:10
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    The Marine Times did not poll everyone. Many active duty people don't participate in such polls. I was career army and would never have participated even though I despised two of the presidents I served under. I still respected their office.
  • Idiot r... chgo 2012/03/27 02:44:13
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    Marine Corp Times says 44% of Marines Do Not Approve of President Obama, Citing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and Other Things

    March 21, 2012 12:27 PM

    The Marine Corps Times previews its cover story about anti-Obama Marines at their 'Battle Rattle' blog.

    According to the article, of the 792 active-duty troops and mobilized reservists who responded to this year's Military Times Poll, 44 percent said that they disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job as commander in chief.

    The article cites hot button issues such as repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," relaxing restrictions of women in combat, and steep budget cuts, behind the disapproval numbers.

    The report highlights the recent controversy over a Tea Party Facebook page operated by active Marine Sgt. Gary Stein.


    Maybe my math is wrong but by my calculations, 56% approve of him.
  • chgo Idiot r... 2012/03/27 03:17:39
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    That explains everything. thanks.
  • beachbum 2012/03/26 22:59:18
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    Smart Marines................Hoo-ra...
  • Jackal beachbum 2012/03/26 23:10:58
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    Its Oorah, and those Marines are stupid.
  • Louisa - Enemy of the State 2012/03/26 22:56:27
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    +4
    I should hope not! He wants to get rid of the Marine Corps!

    He wants everyone in the same uniform.

    nazi uniform
  • Jackal Louisa ... 2012/03/26 23:11:28
    Jackal
    +2
    Where did you get the source of this info?
  • cut and... Jackal 2012/03/26 23:38:29
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    the health care of teachers, unions, and illegal immigrants. But when it comes to the troops, they want to cut.

    A proposal by the Obama administration would save $12.9 Billion by 2017 from the Tricare system.

    From Fox News

    The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagon’s $487 billion cut in spending. It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget, and $12.9 billion by 2017.

    “We shouldn’t ask our military to pay our bills when we aren’t willing to impose a similar hardship on the rest of the population,” Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and a Republican from California, said in a statement to the Washington Free Beacon. “We can’t keep asking those who have given so much to give that much more.”
  • Jackal cut and... 2012/03/27 01:32:43
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    +1
    This does sound like a horrible idea, though I just wanted the source of this information.
  • cut and... Jackal 2012/03/27 01:34:51
    cut and paste king
    +1
    fox is a one sided party and anything that benefits them is all they re concerned
  • Louisa ... Jackal 2012/03/27 03:29:37
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    Gates said it in a speech to the Marines Memorial Assn in 2010 and again to the crew the USS Higgins.
  • Yo'Adri... Louisa ... 2012/03/27 00:06:41
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +2
    Seriously? Give us a link or where you got your info......It isn't that I don't believe you...just want to ck for myself. Thanks
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/03/26 22:54:43
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    And a good result to see. That means that if he ever gave the order to enforce martial law, the Marines would be far less likely to obey. Remember: the enlisted man's oath speaks of LAWFUL orders.
  • The Ele... Temlako... 2012/03/27 00:00:26
    The Electrician
    +2
    National Guard would be responsible for enforcing Martial Law, if it ever came to that, which is very unlikely, unless we need to put the Moronic RW sympathizers in FEMA camps for their own good.
  • marcuss... The Ele... 2012/03/27 03:31:15 (edited)
  • Yo'Adri... Temlako... 2012/03/27 00:07:09
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    OOORAH!
  • Jackal Temlako... 2012/03/27 01:35:32
    Jackal
    +2
    I totally agree. But willing to fight all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC.



    Now that I said that, people are going to jump on here and talk about how much of an enemy Barack Obama is to America... ... ...

    People are so predictable.
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/03/26 22:50:19
  • Biki~pw... POWERSH... 2012/03/26 23:40:40
    Biki~pwcm/potl~
    +2
    not sure they ever had a screw in the first place let alone a loose one.
  • Yo'Adri... POWERSH... 2012/03/27 00:08:04
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    More than one...!
  • akgold 2012/03/26 22:49:12
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    +6
    They have very little to approve of.

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