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Support for Trump is fading among active-duty troops, new poll shows

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Because of stuff like this, and stupid military parades, and the fact he hasn't visited the troops anywhere, skips cemetary visits over rain, and general ineptitude, he has even lost the military to a large degree!

Support for Trump is fading among active-duty troops, new poll shows

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s approval rating among active-duty military personnel has slipped over the last two years, leaving today’s troops evenly split over whether they’re happy with the commander in chief’s job performance, according to the results of a new Military Times poll of active-duty service members.

About 44 percent of troops had a favorable view of Trump’s presidency, the poll showed, compared to 43 percent who disapproved.

The results from the survey, conducted over the course of September and October, suggest a gradual decline in troops’ support of Trump since he was elected in fall 2016, when a similar Military Times poll showed that 46 percent of troops approved of Trump compared to 37 percent who disapproved. That nine-point margin of support now appears gone.

During that same period, the number of neutral respondents has dwindled from almost 17 percent to about 13 percent, suggesting political polarization inside the military community has intensified in recent years.


Still, the latest survey shows that military service members are more supportive of the president than the American public at large, which, according to the most recent Gallup poll, approves of Trump at a rate of 43 percent compared to the 53 percent who disapprove.

“The general rule of thumb with the military is that it moves along with public opinion but lags conservative,” said Peter Feaver, a former adviser to former President George W. Bush who is now a political science professor at Duke University and an author of several books on military culture.

“In this case, we’re seeing military members shifting along with the public, but still staying a little more pro-Trump than the rest of the country.”

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I keep hearing the hard alt-righties around here telling us how Trump is gonna be re-elected. Not with support like this. Maybe if the Democrats ran Hillary again, but probably at this point he couldn't even beat her, and you're folling yourselves if you think he can, save a radical change in things.:lamo
 

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“The general rule of thumb with the military is that it moves along with public opinion but lags conservative,” said Peter Feaver, a former adviser to former President George W. Bush who is now a political science professor at Duke University and an author of several books on military culture.
Interesting. I never heard this before ...
 

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Trump said:
"He's not a war hero. He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured."

It's amazing he gets the support he does after saying such despicable things about POW's.
 

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Because of stuff like this, and stupid military parades, and the fact he hasn't visited the troops anywhere, skips cemetary visits over rain, and general ineptitude, he has even lost the military to a large degree!



I keep hearing the hard alt-righties around here telling us how Trump is gonna be re-elected. Not with support like this. Maybe if the Democrats ran Hillary again, but probably at this point he couldn't even beat her, and you're folling yourselves if you think he can, save a radical change in things.:lamo

Maybe the polls are down over the last two years but he is doing a hell of a lot better than Obama EVER did!!
President Trump has done more for our military in 2 years them Obama did in 8 years!!

Survey: Obama gets thumbs down from the troops

https://www.cnn.com/2014/12/22/politics/obama-military-low-approval-rating/index.html

Mon December 22, 2014

Just 15% of active-duty servicemembers gave Obama a thumbs up in the annual Military Times survey and more than half -- 55% -- say they disapprove of Obama's job as commander-in-chief. The President has struggled to gain the approval of troops throughout his time in office, but these numbers reflect a new low for Obama
 
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