A new survey of U.S. military servicemembers reveals troops have one candidate in mind for president: Donald Trump.
poll of 931 servicemembers, conducted from March 9-14, spans from
active-duty troops to reservists and National Guard members, although
the findings are not scientific, Military Times reports.
Of survey respondents, 64 percent were enlisted and 36 percent said they were officers.
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total, 27 percent of troops listed GOP front-runner Donald Trump as
their preferred candidate, with Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders following
closely behind at 22 percent. GOP Sen. Ted Cruz gained 17 percent of
support, while the next in line is former Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton at 11. 17 percent.
data seems to indicate that the GOP national security establishment’s
attempt to discredit Trump’s foreign policy credibility has failed — at
least as far as servicemembers are concerned.Trump’s hardline stances on
national security issues appear to have attracted dedicated support
from members of the military, though several military officials have
complained about his aggressive statements on torture and the killing of
terrorists’ families, which Trump had to walk back