Published On: Fri, Jul 24th, 2015

New Poll: Veterans view Donald Trump ‘more favorably’ than John McCain

A new survey addressed the controversy surrounding Donald Trump’s remarks on John McCain, saying that he was not a hero. Despite the small sample size, the numbers point that Trump is much more favorable among US Veterans than McCain.

This YouGov survey begins by noting that “…in last week’s poll, Donald Trump received the highest favorable ratings of any candidate from Republicans, apparently helped by his tough position on illegal immigration. This week, however, Trump’s favorable ratings dropped 11 points, and his unfavorable rating has risen 15 points.”


Among the wider public, McCain’s favorable rating is 40/45 while Trump’s is 34/60, but vets share an affinity for McCain. Some veterans may be holding grudges against McCain for various votes and stances over the years.

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Hot Air notes that “His favorable rating among GOPers is 57/36, slightly better than Trump’s at 57/39. Another theory: Maybe vets appreciate Trump for his fearlessness in being politically incorrect. McCain has incorporated most of the pieties of Beltway Republicans into his political persona. Trump hasn’t (yet). Veterans might respect the guy for going his own way no matter how much heat he takes for it. Or maybe this is simpler than all that — maybe, having watched America’s political class make a hash of foreign policy over the last 15 years, vets prefer someone who’s outside that class to someone who’s in it, even if the insider is a bona fide war hero.”

Trump announced the formation of “Veterans for Trump” in New Hampshire yesterday with this statement:

The Trump for President Veteran’s Coalition’s co-chairs are: Rep. Werner Horn of Franklin, Rep. Dan Tamburello of Londonderry, Rep. Joe Pitre of Farmington and Jerry Delemus of Rochester.

Dan Tamburello of the Marine Corps said, “I believe that Donald Trump has the leadership, the will, the courage, and the unabashed love-of country Americans so desperately crave in the White House. We have some very serious issues facing this country that are going to take a steely-eyed, proven, tough leader to overcome. Furthermore, should Mr. Trump find his way into the White House, he won’t owe anything to anyone except the American people. Mr. Trump is a Patriot who loves his country, the American people, and cares about America being respected and great again. I believe he has what it takes to restore the faith of America’s allies and be respected by our enemies once more.”

Trump has nearly doubled his own total of 15 percent measured on July 4-6, but his favorable rating among the broader electorate is terrible, especially among Latinos, where it now stands at 20/73.

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  1. Richard Daugherty says:

    John McCain is one of the many Senators on the take from special interests.When you are willing to do this you do not have the best interests of the country in mind.I’am a vet and I think John McCain should be removed from office.

  2. Tony Mac says:

    I’m sure of that, why would a veteran trust John McCain? McCain has a history of voting against any and all veteran benefit bills. McCain is a pathological liar that Trump called out. McCain’s military career has become too questionable to believe. All McCain is, is a old dangerous bitter and hateful warmongering madman.




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