Donald Trump increases lead with US military personnel despite scandals

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers a question from retired Navy Rear Adm. Frank Gallo, foreground, during a Retired American Warriors PAC event in Herndon, Va., Oct. 3, 2016.  Stars and Stripes
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers a question from retired Navy Rear Adm. Frank Gallo, foreground, during a Retired American Warriors PAC event in Herndon, Va., Oct. 3, 2016. Stars and Stripes

Donald Trump increases lead with US military personnel despite scandals

by: Christopher Harress, Alabama Media Group (Tribune News Service) | .
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published: October 21, 2016

"It's an embarrassment that she is on the verge of becoming president."

According to the study, 62 percent of those surveyed had a very negative opinion of Trump's scandals, but seem unlikely to change their ballot choice come November.

And around 83 percent of those polled said they are dissatisfied with Clinton as the Democratic Party's pick to be president, and more than 65 percent said the same of Trump as the Republican nominee.

Four percent of troops said they have abundant confidence that Clinton can lead the military as commander in chief. About 9 percent said the same for Trump.

"We are currently in a race to the bottom, and it is a sad thing to witness that this is the best leadership options that the nation can bring to the table," wrote one male Navy lieutenant who took part in the polling.

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