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Guess How the Public Feels About Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Yesterday's Pentagon report that service members support repealing "don't ask, don't tell." Nate Silver looks into the public opinion polls.


In light of yesterday's Pentagon report that said most service members support repealing "don't ask, don't tell," Nate Silver looked into the public opinion polls to see how America at large feels.

The red line above represents the percentage of people who think gays and lesbians should be able to serve openly. The blue line represents the percentage of people (from the same group) who think gays and lesbians who don't disclose their orientation should be able to serve. The difference between the red and the blue line represents the people who disagree with the blue statement but agree with the red one.

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