Military households continue to support President Donald Trump over former Vice President Joe Biden by a small majority, a new Morning Consult poll finds, as the president fights to keep up his popularity with the military in the wake of a damaging report in the Atlantic alleging he called fallen soldiers “losers” and “suckers.”
52% of military households—voters who are or live with a veteran or active-duty service member—back Trump as compared with 42% for Biden.
Trump’s strongest support within that group is with voters aged 45 and older (54% support Trump), men (54% support Trump) and white voters (58% support Trump), and 49% of women back Trump as compared with 44% for Biden.
Biden leads among voters under 45 by one percent (45% to 44%), as well as with 64% of non-white voters.
Trump’s 52% support is lower than the 57% support he received from military-affiliated voters in exit polls from the 2016 presidential election.
The findings contrast a recent Military Times poll that came out in August before the Atlantic report, which found troops preferred Biden over Trump by a four-point margin.
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WNU Editor: So much for the Military Times poll saying last week that President Trump’s support among the military was collapsing …. Military Poll Says More U.S. Troops Will Vote For Biden Than Trump (September 1, 2020).