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Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Military Families Bailing on Bush 

Via Jeff Horwitz at Salon's War Room: A new Quinnipiac poll shows that Kerry has moved in front of Bush with a key demographic in Pennsylvania:
Pennsylvania veterans and those in military families say they disapprove of the war in Iraq by a 13-point margin. While this group is traditionally more conservative than voters at large, Kerry has the support of 46 percent among this group to 42 percent for Bush.

"In what may prove to be damaging news for the president, the anti-war attitude among voters from military households in Pennsylvania is greater than the attitude among all voters," said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Connecticut-based Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

Military families and veterans oppose the war by 54 percent to 41 percent. Overall, Pennsylvania voters are more evenly divided on Iraq: 48 percent say going to war was the wrong thing to do, compared with 46 percent who support the president's decision.
Sure makes you wonder what kind of numbers an anti-war candidate would be posting right now, doesn't it? (Thanks to Zemblan patriot J.D. for the link.)

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