Monday, July 18, 2016

Survey of military puts Trump ahead of Clinton by 2-1

Survey of military puts Trump ahead of Clinton by 2-1: U.S. military personnel back Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by a more than 2-1 majority, but most service members aren't happy with either candidate, according to a new survey by the Military Times. The survey of 1,915 active-duty personnel, reservists, and National Guard personnel, conducted July 5-8, found that 49 percent back Trump while only 20 percent support Clinton and 23 percent say they intend to vote for a third party or independent candidate. More than 61 percent say they are either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with Trump as the GOP nominee, while a whopping 82 percent say the same about Clinton. This is the worst presidential election I have ever seen, said one Air Force master sergeant who responded to the survey. How in the world could we only have Hillary and Trump as the options? The survey is not scientific, it should be noted. It is limited to Military Times subscribers and is representative of the services' more senior and career-oriented members, those who run the military's day-to-day operations and carry out its policies, according to the publication.

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