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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:03 PM

Women in combat roles backed, poll says

By KEVIN ROBILLARD | 1/25/13 6:34 PM EST

Americans overwhelmingly support allowing women to serve in combat, a poll released Friday says.

Seventy-four percent of adults would vote to allow women to serve in combat, and only 20 percent would vote against, according to the Gallup poll. Support is strong among both women (76 percent) and men (73 percent). Democrats are more likely to favor the proposal than Republicans, 83 percent to 70 percent.

Gallup has changed the wording of its questions on women in combat over the years, but has generally found majority support for the idea since 1992.
The poll of 513 adults was conducted on Jan. 24. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 6 percentage points.

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http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/poll-women-in-combat-roles-backed-86750.html#ixzz2J2U3Tkeh

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:37 PM

1. canadian women have been in combat

A couple decades. They like their male counterparts Choose to go into combat assignments. It is working well.

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:12 AM

2. It will be like the DADT repeal. A few conservative losers will throw a fit, and then

the military and the nation will shrug and get on with it.

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