Military Times poll: Troops backing McCain

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    Sen. John McCain enjoys overwhelming support from the military’s professional core, though race appears to be a decisive factor for career-oriented black service members, a Military Times survey of nearly 4,300 readers indicates.

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    You didn't read the methodology link on the poll.

    The Military Times admits its not a scientific poll, and that's its results probably skew more republican, because the Times readership is more white, more male, and primarily composed of the professional officer corps.

    The junior enlisted people, women service members, and minority service members are not well represented in their poll. That group trends more Democratic.

    That's not me saying it. That's what Military Times says about their own poll.



    http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2008/10/military_poll_methodology_100608W/
     
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    Do you have a scientific poll thar contradicts these results?
     
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    Why exactly do you need a scientific poll that contradicts an unscientific poll to realize that the unscientific poll is flawed and likely incorrect?
     
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    Why would I need to disprove a non-scientific poll, voluntary poll that doesn't use random, representative samples, and doesn't use standard scientific polling methodology?

    This is about as useless as one of those online, voluntary web polls. Do you run around asking people to disprove online polls?
     
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    Really, imagine that. Why not post "Fat people Like Twinkies". Please, tell me something I dont already know.
     
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    Well duh! They speak with a monolithic voice. They are told who to vote for. And remember don't ever get out of line and vote for a democrat! This article is about pointless as Palin's debate with Biden.:doubt::eusa_snooty:
     

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