Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rasmussen: 81 percent of Americans view military favorably

One day President Obama will make up his mind in regards to sending more troops to Afghanistan. Sadly, the anti-war angry left has the president's ear. But according to a Rasmussen poll released today, that noisy bunch is a tiny segment of the American populace:

As the nation honors its veterans today, 81% of Americans say they have a favorable opinion of the U.S. military, the highest finding in five years of surveying by Rasmussen Reports.

Only nine percent (9%) have an unfavorable opinion of the military, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Ten percent (10%) aren't sure how they view those serving in the armed forces.

In annual surveys dating back to 2005, those having a favorable opinion of the U.S. military have ranged from 71% to 79%.

Fifty-one percent (51%) of adults say Veterans Day is one of our nation's most important holidays, up six points from last year. Just four percent (4%) believe it's one of the least important holidays, while 42% say it's somewhere in between the two.

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