Poll: 1 in 4 U.S. Troops Worried About Life Under Trump

Posted November 18, 2016 at 8:45am

Military Times reports that “despite overwhelming support for President-elect Donald Trump among active-duty troops, one in four service members worries he may issue orders that violate military rules or traditions, according to a new Military Times/Institute for Military and Veterans Families Poll.”

“The responses, collected just after Trump’s surprise election night victory, come amid uncertainty of what the one-time business mogul’s Pentagon will look like, who will lead his national security strategy and whether he can fulfill his promises to boost military spending in coming years.”

“The poll surveyed 2,790 active-duty troops. Among those who voted, 51 percent said they supported Trump. Many expressed optimism at his election, predicting a stronger military and better quality of life for service members.”