Most Republicans Support DADT Repeal, Even As GOP Politicians Promise To Reinstate Policy

A majority of Americans support gay and lesbians serving openly in the military, including a plurality of Republicans, a new CBS News poll finds. Sixty-eight percent of all respondents and 48 percent of self-identified Republicans say they favor open service, with 28 percent of Republicans “strongly” in support of the policy. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was officially repealed on Sept. 20, but at least three GOP presidential candidates — Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, and Newt Gingrich — have promised to reinstate the policy.