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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 06:58 PM

Trump's popularity slips in latest Military Times poll -- and more troops say they'll vote for Biden

Source: Military Times

The latest Military Times poll shows a continued decline in active-duty service members’ views of President Donald Trump and a slight but significant preference for former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming November election among troops surveyed.

The results, collected before the political conventions earlier this month, appear to undercut claims from the president that his support among military members is strong thanks to big defense budget increases in recent years and promised moves to draw down troops from overseas conflict zones.

But the Military Times Polls, surveying active-duty troops in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, have seen a steady drop in troops’ opinion of the commander in chief since his election four years ago.

In the latest results — based on 1,018 active-duty troops surveyed in late July and early August — nearly half of respondents (49.9 percent) had an unfavorable view of the president, compared to about 38 percent who had a favorable view. Questions in the poll had a margin of error of up to 2 percent.

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/08/31/as-trumps-popularity-slips-in-latest-military-times-poll-more-troops-say-theyll-vote-for-biden/




Read more: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/08/31/as-trumps-popularity-slips-in-latest-military-times-poll-more-troops-say-theyll-vote-for-biden/

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StrictlyRockers Aug 31 OP
Thekaspervote Aug 31 #1
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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 07:01 PM

1. Good good news!!

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:48 PM

2. glad to see this

the hell with Russians putting bounties on American military personnel and trump putins puppet not leading a vocal outrage, I would think not one person in the military would vote for the orange potus.

Of course, I was there, in another war, tit for tat. I have faith in my brothers and sisters.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 09:21 AM

3. Disabled vet and 20+ years of uniformed service

I have seen first-hand how the military fares under Dem and GOP presidents. Most of those I served along side with were not stupid or fanatical in any way which, to me, has been the most puzzling aspect of the military's (I am speaking of your average soldier, airman, seaman, marine) support of the GOP. Let's hope this has been eye-opening enough to lead to permanent change.

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Response to Scalded Nun (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 12:38 PM

4. I like your optimism.

We'll see.

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