Source: Military Times
The latest poll from Military Times shows President Trump slumping in his support from military personnel. 42% of respondents “strongly” disapprove of the president’s performance in office, according to the article outlining the results.
Active-duty service members were considered a core constituency of the president, according to the article: “Still, the dipping popularity among troops — considered by Republican Party leaders to be part of the base of Trump’s support — could prove problematic for the president in the upcoming election.”
“It’s fair to say that Trump is not as popular as Republican nominees have been in the past among this group,” said Peter Feaver, former White House adviser to President George W. Bush and current Duke University professor. “The bottom line is that in 2020, Trump can’t be claiming to have overwhelming support in the military.”