Poll: Veterans much prefer Trump to Clinton

While Clinton and Trump are both unpopular among all registered voters, about half of veterans and members of veteran households view the bombastic businessman more favorably than Clinton. Trump’s net favorability sits at plus-3 percentage points, while Clinton’s languishes at minus-20. Almost 46 percent of respondents in military households have a “very unfavorable” view of Clinton, while 35 percent feel similarly about for Trump.

While supporters of Clinton’s Democratic opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), have pointed to his favorable general-election polling numbers against Trump, veterans and members of veteran households also back Trump against the liberal firebrand; 47 percent of military respondents back Trump, versus 43 percent for Sanders.