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    Most US Troops Have Unfavorable View of Obama’s Time as Commander in Chief, Poll

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    Many US troops hold an unfavorable view of President Barack Obama’s time as their Commander in Chief, perhaps explaining why they voted at a 2-1 ratio for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.

    A new poll, conducted by the Military Times/Institute for Veterans and Military Families, found that 51.5 percent of members of the military hold either “very unfavorable” or “somewhat unfavorable” views of the outgoing President’s time in office. Just 36 percent of those polled found his time in office to be either “very favorable” or “somewhat favorable.”

    “His moves to slim down the armed forces, move away from traditional military might and overhaul social policies prohibiting the service of minority groups have proven divisive in the ranks,” the Military Times reported. “His critics have accused him of trading a strong security posture for political points, and for allowing the rise of terrorists like the Islamic State group whom the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were supposed to silence.”

    Obama’s move to decrease military personnel was one of the biggest complaints according to the survey, as 71 percent think the numbers should have instead been increased. Another issue is the withdrawal of combat troops from Iraq, which 59 percent of the military personnel polled said they believe made America less safe. Additionally 64 percent said that the President lacks focus on the biggest dangers facing the nation, with 64 percent believing that China is a significant threat.

    There were some issues where Obama polled well among service members, particularly in the use of drones and special forces teams for precision strikes, something which 60 percent of those polled approve of. They also agree with the President’s belief that building strong alliances with foreign powers helps to secure America.

    “That’s a conflicted response to a president who entered the White House vowing to end US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan but instead leaves as the first American president to oversee two full terms with combat troops deployed to hostile zones,” the Military Times noted.

    When looking at results by branches, the Marine Corps held the least favorable view of Obama, with 60 percent viewing his time in office as unfavorable. The Navy had the most members who view his time favorably, but even there only 43.4 percent held a positive view of his presidency.


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    • Adrienne Adonis
      Obama can't stand what America stands for so he tried his best to weaken its strength. That is obvious ! Also his socialist followers did their best to destroy family way of life, piss on the catholic religion since he is Muslim, favor perverted views of life, give free money out to those who abuse the system and commit fraud, tried to destroy the suburbs by infiltrating it with low lives, distorting the educational system with hiring perverts to ruin the minds of children in attempting to make them think perverted. Obama care is so bad none of the politicians have it. Instead they have their own private coverages. On top of that he leaves the US with 25 + trillion in debt ! What a legacy !
    • Alan Reid
      Obama has been at war the entire time of his time in office. Thinking that he somehow slowed or otherwise hampered expenditures of military money is silly. You Americans all need to get the message that your going broke with this police the world garbage you are engaged. Your city and town structure is decaying at a pace you all will regret once the effects can no longer be swept under the carpet of war action. America is in very deep trouble and a complete withdrawal of troops from places you cannot afford to keep them is part one. Getting control of the media is part two. Regaining control of your monetary system is part three. Fixing your bogus electoral system is part four. regaining proper control of all matters legal is part five. Ridding your land of EVERY executive order is part six. Building a VERY large prison to hold all the traitors you have at the levers of your land is part seven. A thorough and much overdue rewrite of your history using truth justice and the rule of law is part eight. I could go on and on but you an see your just going to have to do the hard work or pay the price of inaction you are currently being forced to pay. Life can get very bad very quickly with the state you yanks are in today.
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