Polls Indicate Mitt Romney Beatings Obama Among Veterans In Key Battleground States as Military Vets Retreat Away from the President

 

US Military veterans are abandoning Barack Hussein Obama, the Commander Campaigner in Chief  in droves. It would appear that military veterans want a new Commander in Chief, not a Campaigner in Chief, not a Golfer in Chief, not a Divider in Chief, not a Vacationer in Chief and certainly not Eye Candy in Chief.

President Barack Obama is trying hard to win veterans, but it looks like they’d prefer a new commander in chief.

The Obama campaign had been hoping that veterans and their families — especially among the post-Sept. 11 generation that served in Iraq and Afghanistan — would be part of their path to victory: They’re a high turn-out demographic and concentrated in battleground states, with nearly 1 million each in North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, and 1.6 million in Florida.

But recent polls make clear that the president’s campaign is losing the battle. Even as Obama leads in Colorado, Florida, Ohio and Virginia, Mitt Romney is up by double digits among veterans in those states. Nationwide, he’s got a commanding 20-percentage-point lead over Obama and has even overtaken the president with younger veterans.

Instead, even as Obama has been gaining in the overall polls, several NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls conducted from Sept. 9-11 had Romney well ahead of Obama among veterans in Florida, Ohio and Virginia. And in Colorado, a poll released Sept. 16 by SurveyUSA and the Denver Post found both veterans and military families supporting Romney over Obama 53 percent to 39 percent in a survey that included third-party candidates.

Back in May, Obama had the lead among Afghanistan and Iraq veterans. But a Reuters/Ipsos poll from September says that’s evaporated, with Romney now up 48 percent to 34 percent.

Powerline discusses the three reasons why Obama is striking out with military veterans.

Why is Obama striking out with vets? The Romney campaign cites three factors: (1) opposition to the looming potential defense cuts under the budget sequester, (2) problems with Obama’s foreign policy positions, and (3) the backdrop of the stagnant economy that’s left the post-Sept. 11 generation of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with a difficult time finding work when they return home



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    2 Responses to “Polls Indicate Mitt Romney Beatings Obama Among Veterans In Key Battleground States as Military Vets Retreat Away from the President”

    1. publicenemy2u on September 25th, 2012 7:56 am

      Sept. 9-11 , that was before he and Ryan called Veterans takers not makers and “victims”
      Vets using the GI bill, mouchers?
      Active duty soldier’s parents on SSI, takers?
      Romney, who avoided the Vietnam draft while living in Paris, France, has a history of ignoring our troops and veterans. According to the American Presidency Project, which keeps transcripts of campaign speeches, Romney has mentioned Afghanistan only 10 times during the two-year course of his current race for the presidency. When he travelled overseas this summer, he found no time to visit a military base. Unlike candidate Obama in 2008, who visited troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Mitt Romney made no time to see any active duty personnel or visit wounded warriors in a hospital. That shows you where his priorities are.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lee-a-saunders/mitt-romney-veterans_b_1904286.html

      Sept. 9-11 , that was before he and Ryan called Veterans takers not makers and “victims”
      Vets using the GI bill, mouchers?
      Active duty soldier’s parents on SSI, takers

    2. publicenemy2u on September 25th, 2012 3:35 pm

      “I would like to point out that the Reuters poll cited in the story is not definitive in any way,” she said in an email. “It is important to keep in mind that Romney has traditionally alienated the younger veterans — those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan — with his proposals to cut veterans’ benefits, eliminate the HUD, which runs HUD-VASH [Department of Health and Human Services Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing] and his lack of clarity on his plan in Afghanistan,” Dreyer said. “We strongly believe the veteran and military families community will increasingly move towards Obama because polls show they trust President Obama more as commander-in-chief and on foreign policy matters.”
      http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=905

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