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Monday, October 18, 2021

By our calculations they moved towards Democrats by eight points, compared with a nationwide swing of just two

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By our calculations they moved towards Democrats by eight points, compared with a nationwide swing of just two

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Yeah, the amount of instability from the last administration was too damn high.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-10-18 08:28 AM | Reply

From the cited article...

...But so too is this finding borne out in the limited available polling of active military personnel. Shortly before the election of 2020, the Military Times and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University augured an even more extreme swing. Whereas in October 2016 their joint poll showed Mr Trump outpacing Mrs Clinton by 20 points, four years later Mr Biden was ahead of the incumbent by four points. "In 2020, one of the interesting developments was that Trump himself...tried to drive a wedge...and claim populist style that it was the rank and file who liked him, not the senior brass," noted Peter Feaver, a professor of political science at Duke University.

The Military Times-IVMF polling before the election showed Mr Trump lost ground among both enlisted soldiers and the officer corps, the latter of whom had historically voted disproportionately Republican. Looking ahead to 2024, for Republicans to regain what was lost of the military vote, Mr Feaver speculates the best thing would be "for Trump to shuffle off stage". ...


Fmr Pres Trump had, one several occasions, expressed negative comments towards those serving and who have served in the military. For that alone, I am not surprised at the trend noted above. I do think the trend was more due to fmr Pres Trump, and less due to Republicans in general.

However, now with the current crop of bat-crap crazies in the Republican leadership and in the ranks of the Republican Party, I have to wonder how the trend is progressing of late...


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-18 11:34 AM | Reply

The list of times Trump damaged or offended the military could fill a book.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2021-10-18 04:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I guess the GQP will have to make it harder for military members to vote now.

#4 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-10-18 07:07 PM | Reply

If Republicans thought they lost a lot of servicemen's support last fall wait till they see how few of them are willing to support any Republican after the January insurrection.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2021-10-20 11:37 AM | Reply

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