Trump just got great news! Despite what you may have heard in the liberal, mainstream media, a new September poll conducted by the Military Times revealed that 44% of all 1,100 active-duty troops have a favorable view of the President.
The poll also found that only 40% have an unfavorable view. Those are great numbers and reflect the opposite figures seen in the civilian population where his popularity sits around 40%.
What is really putting the Democrats on red-alert though is that Trump’s popularity jumps even higher among military-specific issues. Out of all troops, 55 percent rate Trump’s military policies as favorable, while only 26 disagree with that assessment.
As one might imagine, there are some differences in his popularity based on race and gender. The study revealed that 47 percent of military males have a favorable rating of Trump, compared to just 32 percent for women. A total of 51 percent of non-white service members have an unfavorable rating of Trump, while only 37 percent of white service members do.
What would push these numbers so much higher than those seen in the civilian population? There are a few good reasons, analysts say.
His pick for Secretary of Defense, retired Marine General Jim Mattis, curries obvious support from active service members. Also, the President has consistently vowed to increase military spending and eliminate the bureaucratic red-tape the Obama administration spent so much time erecting.
Drawing heavily on a military spending blueprint created by Washington’s right-wing Heritage Foundation, Trump called for tens of thousands of additional troops, a U.S. Navy of 350 ships — the current goal is 308 — a significantly larger U.S. Air Force, a space-based Star Wars-style anti-missile program of Reaganesque proportions, and an acceleration of the Pentagon’s $1 trillion “modernization” program for the nuclear arsenal.
After eight years of the Obama administration tearing down the military, Trump has been quick to make sweeping changes. He is finally restoring pride to our armed service members.
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