- Sep 30, 2019
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- San Antonio
Can't say I'm surprised, but it seems that working for Trump isn't that great. The biggest change is movement by a group who seemed to have had a neutral view of Trump when he first started, but now have a very unfavorable view of him. His policies and treatment of the military have really done harm to them, and I think this poll reflects that. What impact will this have in the 2020 election?
Trump’s 42 percent approval in the latest poll, conducted from Oct. 23 to Dec. 2, sets his lowest mark in the survey since being elected president. Some 50 percent of troops said they had an unfavorable view of him. By comparison, just a few weeks after his electoral victory in November 2016, 46 percent of troops surveyed had a positive view of the businessman-turned-politician, and 37 percent had a negative opinion.
When asked specifically about Trump’s handling of military issues, nearly 48 percent of the troops surveyed said they had an unfavorable view of that part of his job, compared to 44 percent who believe he has handled that task well. That marks a significant drop from the 2018 Military Times poll, when 59 percent said they were happy with his handling of military issues, against 20 percent who had an unfavorable view.