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RJ Liberty
07-20-2016, 07:32 PM
Military troops favor Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson (http://thehill.com/people/gary-johnson) for president over Donald Trump (http://thehill.com/people/donald-trump) and Hillary Clinton (http://thehill.com/people/hillary-clinton), according to a new survey.
Johnson garnered 38.7 percent of the active duty vote, versus 30.9 for Trump, and 14.1 for Clinton, according to the survey, which was conducted via the popular military personality (https://www.facebook.com/DoctrineMan/?fref=ts) Doctrine Man.


Although the survey was not a scientific poll with a margin of error, it provides a snapshot of the preferences of about 3,500 active duty, reservists, retired and former members of the military and their family members, 95.7 percent of which were registered voters.

Among all services except for the Navy, Johnson performed better than Trump and Clinton.


Current, reserve and former members of the Army preferred Johnson at 35.4 percent. Trump, the Republican nominee, came in second at 31.4 percent, and Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee, at 15.3 percent.


Among the Marine community, an overwhelming 44.1 percent chose Johnson, while 27.1 percent chose Trump, and 12.7 percent chose Clinton.
The majority of the Air Force respondents chose Johnson at 39 percent, but Trump next at 29.9 percent and Clinton at 12.9 percent.


Trump ranked the top choice for the Navy community, at 32.4 percent, versus 31.7 percent for Johnson and 22.9 percent for Clinton.



Full article here:
http://thehill.com/policy/defense/288546-poll-libertarian-johnson-beating-trump-clinton-among-active-duty-troops

Schifference
07-20-2016, 07:45 PM
Going to take a lot more than the active troops vote to win the election.

RJ Liberty
07-20-2016, 07:50 PM
Going to take a lot more than the active troops vote to win the election.

No doubt! But it's a start!

euphemia
07-20-2016, 07:54 PM
Do they know he has no intention of bringing them home, or that they can be redeployed whenever Johnson thinks there is an "ethical" cause?

RJ Liberty
07-20-2016, 08:04 PM
Do they know he has no intention of bringing them home, or that they can be redeployed whenever Johnson thinks there is an "ethical" cause?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppj_U5g45XQ

euphemia
07-20-2016, 08:07 PM
That's what he says to that audience, but he also thinks some wars are ethical. He will say anything to get elected. I guess it depends how high he is when someone sticks a microphone in front of him.

RJ Liberty
07-20-2016, 08:11 PM
He's stated that he'll bring the troops home. You can believe what you want.

euphemia
07-20-2016, 08:12 PM
He also says he believes in ethical wars. Which ones would those be?

RJ Liberty
07-20-2016, 08:16 PM
Certainly not the ones we're in now (and have been in for nearing two decades).

Working Poor
07-20-2016, 09:01 PM
He also says he believes in ethical wars. Which ones would those be?

I think what he means by that is if we are directly attacked he and he would go to congress and ask them for a declaration also, he can't say he wouldn't defend the country against attack because they always ask him what would he do if we were attacked.

RJ Liberty
07-20-2016, 09:05 PM
I think what he means by that is if we are directly attacked he and he would go to congress and ask them for a declaration also, he can't say he wouldn't defend the country against attack because they always ask him what would he do if we were attacked.

Don't bother replying to Euphemia, WP; you won't get a coherent answer. It turns out she's just campaigning for Trump:


[Melania Trump] was beautiful and gracious, and she is a very accomplished public speaker. Graceful walk on stage. Please compare that with schlumpy Michelle Obama.

RJ Liberty
07-20-2016, 10:19 PM
Looks like this Military Times poll (http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/election/2016/07/17/military-times-survey-donald-trump-hillary-clinton/87024898/) supports the above poll: 23% of the military polled said they'll vote third party this year.