Mitt Romney Leads President Obama Among Veterans [Gallup Poll]
A new Gallup Poll released on Memorial Day claims that Mitt Romney is favored by Veterans when compared to President Barack Obama.
According to the poll Romney leads Obama 58% to 34% and those veterans make up 13% of the electorate. While Obama leads by 4% compared to non-veterans.
The Gallup Poll notes:
“Obama and Romney are tied overall at 46% apiece among all registered voters in this sample. Men give Romney an eight-point edge, while women opt for Obama over Romney by seven points.”
The report adds:
“It turns out that the male skew for Romney is driven almost entirely by veterans.”
As the poll was revealed Obama was busily speaking at Arlington National Cemetery and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. while Romney appeared at a Memorial Day event in San Diego with Vietnam veteran John McCain. Four year ago John McCain beat Obama among veterans in the same Gallup Poll with a 54% to 44% margin.
The Gallup Polls findings come at a time when President Obama has removed troops from Iraq and setup a definitive withdrawal date for troops in Afghanistan. The President had also worked hard at creating programs to benefit the family’s of soldiers and veterans.
During his weekly radio address President Obama said of military members:
“We have to serve them and their families as well as they have served us. By making sure that they get the health care and benefits they need; by caring for our wounded warriors and supporting our military families; and by giving veterans the chance to go to college, find a good job and enjoy the freedom that they risked everything to protect.”