Military Times Poll: The Marines Do Not Like Obama
According to the Military Times (PDF),
just 25% of military members support President Obama's job approval. In
George Bush's last year in office, he held an approval rating that was a
tad under 50%.
In late February, President Obama put together a proposal to cut $12.9 Billion from the Tricare system, despite the fact that the health care of troops has dropped 21%.
Although Gallup showed that military members on active-duty or
veterans are less likely to approve of Obama, they disagree on the
magnitude. But the Gallup poll
was released in May 2011. I see two problems with that poll. 1) It was
taken in the same month of the Osama Bin Laden killing - a great win for
our nation's military. 2) Even Gallup admits that service members may
be less "willing to express an opinion to a survey interviewer,
regardless of what they may actually believe". The Military Times poll
may be more appealing for an honest review or the opposite.
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