Can we just do something because it is the RIGHT THING TO Do and not have to be worried about fucking political risk? We need to just Repeal DADT NOW and move on. Hell even Dick Cheney is in favor for god sake!
The liberal think tank argued that repealing the "don’t ask, don’t tell policy" would not divide the country politically the way it did during the mid-1990s. “It’s not a polarizing issue,” said Stan Greenberg, the chairman and CEO of the polling firm Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner Research, which conducted the poll for CAP.
The study of likely voters found that 68 percent of Democrats and 41 percent of Republican support overturning the ban. Plus 56 percent of voters in the most contested Senate and House races back a change.
By a 2-to-1 margin, voters said that in a time of war it was important to include every possible person in the military, whether or not they are gay. In contrast, fewer voters expressed support for holding back a change because it might affect morale. “Voters do think this is a national security issue and think that the military will be stronger” by including gays, Greenberg said.
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