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Poll: US Troops Prefer Donald Trump to Hillary by 2-1 Margin

The military also favored Trump in the GOP primary. This is not scientific, and is just an informal .

In a new survey of American military personnel, Donald Trump emerged as active-duty service members’ preference to become the next U.S. president, topping by more than a 2-to-1 margin. However, in the latest Military Times election survey, more than one in five troops said they’d rather not vote in November if they have to choose between just those two candidates.

But given only those choices, 21 percent of the service members surveyed said they would abstain from voting.More than 54 percent of the 951 troops Military Times surveyed said they would vote for Trump, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, over Clinton, the Democratic front-runner. Only about 25 percent said they would vote for Clinton in that matchup.

Again, we are talking about an unscientific survey of less than 1,000 people. Frankly, I think as time goes on, Trump will gain more support from the military. I base that on a history of the military increasing their support of the GOP nominee the closer the general election gets, and the developing battles over troop numbers, pay, and the House Armed Services Committee trying to divert funds from fighting ISIS to directly fund the troops.

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