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Poll: Libertarian Johnson beating Trump, Clinton among active troops
thehill.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | Kristina Wong

Posted on 07/21/2016 5:37:59 PM PDT by grundle

Military troops favor Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson for president over Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, according to a new survey.

Johnson garnered 38.7 percent of the active duty vote, versus 30.9 for Trump, and 14.1 for Clinton, according to the survey, which was conducted via the popular military personality Doctrine Man.

Although the survey was not a scientific poll with a margin of error, it provides a snapshot of the preferences of about 3,500 active duty, reservists, retired and former members of the military and their family members, 95.7 percent of which were registered voters.

Among all services except for the Navy, Johnson performed better than Trump and Clinton.

Current, reserve and former members of the Army preferred Johnson at 35.4 percent. Trump, the Republican nominee, came in second at 31.4 percent, and Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee, at 15.3 percent.

Among the Marine community, an overwhelming 44.1 percent chose Johnson, while 27.1 percent chose Trump, and 12.7 percent chose Clinton.

The majority of the Air Force respondents chose Johnson at 39 percent, but Trump next at 29.9 percent and Clinton at 12.9 percent.

Trump ranked the top choice for the Navy community, at 32.4 percent, versus 31.7 percent for Johnson and 22.9 percent for Clinton.

Despite Clinton's underwhelming performance among active duty troops in the poll, their family members preferred Clinton at 29.4 percent to 27.5 percent for Trump. Johnson came in third, at 24.5 percent.

Trump came out on top among members of the military who retired after serving at least 20 years.

Retirees preferred Trump at 37.4 percent, compared to 32.2 percent for Johnson and only 11 percent for Hillary Clinton.

However, when former members of the military who served fewer than 20 years were included, Johnson came in first, at 36.1 percent, while Hillary Clinton garnered 12.6 percent.

The new survey underscores the unpopularity of both Trump and Clinton, something that was also reflected in a recent Military Times survey.

Troops have found themselves at the center of several heated campaign debates, many of them sparked by Trump.

Trump has said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who was held captive during the Vietnam War, is "not a war hero" and has said that if he ordered troops to re-institute waterboarding, they would do it. Trump has also called for killing terrorists' families.

Trump has also railed against the Department of Veteran Affairs and suggested Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should be executed for leaving his post.

The attention to troops this campaign cycle has prompted the nation's top military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, to remind troops not to politicize the military during the elections.

"What we must collectively guard against is allowing our institution to become politicized, or even perceived as being politicized, by how we conduct ourselves during engagements with the media, the public, or in open or social forums," he wrote in the July issue of Joint Force Quarterly, a military academic journal.


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1 posted on 07/21/2016 5:37:59 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

It’s a bullsh*t poll to drive the narrative to get Johnson in the debates to tagteam Trump. Count on it.


2 posted on 07/21/2016 5:39:41 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (HTTP 500 - Internal Server Error)
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To: grundle

We NEED those votes!! Trump loses 3 points in a four way.

What are they thinking?!?!

He’s tied with hillary head to head but down 3 with this jerk and the green party person


3 posted on 07/21/2016 5:39:42 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: grundle

Johnson Winds the military vote = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrrhic_victory


4 posted on 07/21/2016 5:40:20 PM PDT by jonno (Cruz: came to a party, ate the food, drank the wine, and then pissed on the carpet.)
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To: grundle

total bullshit


5 posted on 07/21/2016 5:40:37 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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sheesh, Winds = Wins


6 posted on 07/21/2016 5:41:11 PM PDT by jonno (Cruz: came to a party, ate the food, drank the wine, and then pissed on the carpet.)
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To: grundle

Bullsh*t


7 posted on 07/21/2016 5:41:48 PM PDT by pissant ((Deport 'em all))
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Agenda-driven drizzle.

This is nonsense. (Who did they sample? The TV’s, gays, and racists? )


8 posted on 07/21/2016 5:41:53 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: grundle
Sad that there are d-bags that actually collect a check for this drivel
9 posted on 07/21/2016 5:42:20 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: grundle

Total Bullshit


10 posted on 07/21/2016 5:42:59 PM PDT by usafa92 (Trump 2016 - Destroying the GOPe while Making America Great Again)
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To: grundle

This poll is a lie or we have too many faggots infecting our military ?


11 posted on 07/21/2016 5:43:00 PM PDT by WENDLE ( Donald John Trump is the greatest AMERICAN since George Washington !)
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To: grundle
Military troops favor Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson for president over Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, according to a new survey.

Johnson garnered 38.7 percent of the active duty vote, versus 30.9 for Trump, and 14.1 for Clinton, according to the survey, which was conducted via the popular military personality Doctrine Man.

Although the survey was not a scientific poll with a margin of error, it provides a snapshot of the preferences of about 3,500 active duty, reservists, retired and former members of the military and their family members, 95.7 percent of which were registered voters.

The votes of the "nonmilitary troops" will turn it around though.

Doctrine Man is an obscure tweeter.

The survey isn't scientific or unbiased.

Essentially, people who read Doctrine Man's tweets like Gary Johnson.

That's all.

12 posted on 07/21/2016 5:43:36 PM PDT by x
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To: grundle

Er, ...no


13 posted on 07/21/2016 5:43:40 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually" (Hendrix))
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To: grundle

which was conducted via the popular military personality Doctrine Man.

Isn’t Doctrine Man a cartoon military superhero ?


14 posted on 07/21/2016 5:44:36 PM PDT by erlayman (yw)
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To: grundle

Kristina, there’s something Wong with this poll


15 posted on 07/21/2016 5:44:51 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: usafa92

You have a poll that says something different - or is everyone’s heads just stuck in the sand over reality?


16 posted on 07/21/2016 5:45:19 PM PDT by utford
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To: grundle

Whatever.

If the troops want to serve under Hillary Clintoon, then that’s who they will serve under.

Good luck.


17 posted on 07/21/2016 5:45:51 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: grundle

Right! I’m at the point that I don’t give a crap about polls...I’m just gonna take tons of people to the voting booth ...so Screw the twisted lying polls!!!!!!!!


18 posted on 07/21/2016 5:46:18 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: grundle

44-27 go Johnson with active duty Marines. Brooklyn bridge for sale.


19 posted on 07/21/2016 5:46:29 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Take it Easy, Chuck. I'm Not Taking it Back -- Donald Trump)
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To: grundle

Ignore all polls

Get Out the Vote


20 posted on 07/21/2016 5:47:29 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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