The House Armed Services Committee flags this item in a recent Politico/GWU poll:

The 82%:Newpoll resultsshow that 82 percent of respondents do not want the super committee to cut spending on defense programs, including programs for soldiers and veterans. In addition, the POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll shows that more Americans would oppose efforts by the super committee to cut defense than would oppose the committee’s efforts to cut entitlement programs.

In the same poll, 83 percent of respondents said they are concerned about across the board spending cuts to all defense, with 27 percent saying they would be “extremely concerned” about across the board defense cuts.

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