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Poll: President Trump popularity slipping among active-duty service members

According to a recent poll from the Military Times, active-duty service members’ views of President Trump are on the decline
FILE - In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in...
FILE - In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., on March 12, 2020, left, and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on April 5, 2020.(AP Photo, File)
Published: Sep. 2, 2020 at 7:36 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - In just about two months, millions of American’s will place their votes for who will run the country for the next four years.

According to a recent poll from the Military Times, active-duty service members’ views of President Donald Trump are on the decline.

Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden -- now Democratic candidate for president -- is seeing a rise in favorability in the upcoming November election.

The poll surveyed 1,018 active-duty troops in late July and early August.

It found nearly half (49.9%) of those asked had an unfavorable view of the president. That’s compared to about 38% who had a favorable view.

According to the poll, if the election was held today, Biden would win 41.3% of the vote, with Trump receiving 37.4% and third party candidates tallying 12.8%.

In comparison, former President Barack Obama had a 36% favorability rating and a 52% unfavorable rating at the end of his second term, according to a January 2017 Military Times poll.

The Military Times conducted the polls in partnership with the Institute of Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University. The poll has a margin of error of up to 2%.

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