The new Gallup poll shows even more progress on persuading the American public to allow qualified and honest gay servicemembers to be in the military. The biggest shift in the last few years has been an upswing in support from conservatives and weekly church-goers:

While liberals and Democrats remain the most supportive, the biggest increase in support has been among conservatives and weekly churchgoers -- up 12 and 11 percentage points, respectively.


58 percent of self-described conservatives now favor ending the ban. The overall polling currently shows an overwhelming 69 percent favoring ending DADT. The South lags at 57 percent - but that's up from 50 percent four years ago. How the Obama administration justifies not fulfilling a clear campaign pledge backed by 70 percent of Americans and implemented by all our major allies ... well, it's beyond me. I guess we need patience. And McHugh.

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