Poll: Trump, Sanders Lead Among U.S. Armed Forces

Posted March 15, 2016 at 3:57pm

International Business Times reports that “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is American troops’ preferred pick for commander in chief, according to a poll published Monday. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was also a top choice for president among active military personnel.”  

“Trump earned around 27 percent of support among active-duty service members, and Sanders came in close behind at about 22 percent. The poll, conducted from March 9 to 14, surveyed 931 active troops, reservists and members of the National Guard.”  

“By branches of service, Trump received the greatest support from the Army, at nearly 31 percent, and Sanders saw his strongest backing from the Navy, with almost 24 percent of support.”