FOX Polls: Female Soldiers Have Support, Economy Important

Women in Combat

A new FOX News poll finds strong support for the Pentagon’s new policy on women in combat.

FOX News Radio’s Lisa Brady has more:

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In general, 71% of American voters surveyed favor allowing women to serve in combat, and strong support cuts across gender or political affiliation.  However, if allowing combat roles meant women could be drafted, overall support drops by 20 points, to 51%, and among women, a draft makes the results a statistical tie: 49% opposing combat roles, 48% approving.

Current service members and veterans are less likely to favor women in combat – 54%, compared to 73% of people who’ve never been int he military.

Lisa Brady, FOX News Radio.

Immigration

While women in combat is a topical issue that has drawn support from voters, one thing those who were polled didn’t put in high importance was immigration.

FOX News Radio’s Lisa Brady reports:

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Out of eight top issues in a new FOX poll, the economy ranked highest – 89% of voters saying they’re extremely or very concerned about it – followed by other money issues: education, health care, spending, jobs and the deficit.

Immigration reform: second from bottom – with 60% concern – topping only climate change, and voters remain divided on dealing with illegal immigration: 43% say top priority secure the borders, 41% say focus on illegals already here; virtually unchanged from a FOX poll two years ago.

Lisa Brady, FOX News Radio.

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