New Poll Of Veterans Finds Support For Trump Over Clinton, Sanders

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A new poll finds that veterans and family members of veterans are more likely to support Donald Trump over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders for president.

Out of 1,668 military voters surveyed by Morning Consult from May 13-24, 47 percent said they would vote for Trump, while only 38 percent said they would choose Clinton for president. Interestingly, there was a fairly high “don’t know/no opinion” rate at 14 percent.

This may be because both Trump and Clinton have relatively high unfavorability ratings. Nearly 46 percent of those living in military households do not hold a favorable view of Clinton. Just 35 percent think the exact same about Trump.

In a Trump-Sanders match-up, Trump comes out on top again, winning 47 percent to 43 percent.

Like usual, Trump ranks highest among voters who label security as the issue they view as most important.

The poll didn’t just cover electoral match-ups but also explored general questions on the state of America.

Almost 70 percent of survey respondents said the country is going down the wrong road, which tracks closely with the general population’s answer to this question. A total of 50 percent of military respondents do not think highly of the work President Barack Obama is doing, and only 47 percent approve.

The margin of error for the Morning Consult poll was plus or minus two percentage points.

A previous poll conducted by Military Times in May found that 54 percent would vote for Trump over Hillary. The poll also found that 51 percent would vote for Trump, and only 38 percent would choose Sanders, but Military Times admitted the poll was informal and not up to scientific standards.

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