McCain Ranks High With Military: Poll

Nearly 70% of career service members say he's their man in November
By Jim O'Neill,  Newser User
Posted Oct 8, 2008 10:45 AM CDT
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., talks with Army National Guard Specialist Matt Ryan, from Claremont, N.H.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – Career members of the military are nearly three times as likely to vote for John McCain for president in November as Barack Obama, reports the Military Times. In a survey of 4,300 subscribers of the Army Times, Navy Times, Marine Corps Times, and Air Force Times—mostly older and higher ranking service members—68% say they’ll vote Republican, and just 23% Dem.

The website says the results don’t represent the feeling of the military as a whole, since the services overall are far younger and more diverse than the papers' readership. McCain didn't fare as well with women, and lost overwhelmingly to Obama among black respondents, 80% of whom say they will support Obama.