WOW! New Poll of Veterans Shows Trump Has More Support Than War Hero John McCain

It looks like those who said that when Donald Trump attacked Senator John McCain’s Vietnam war service that he was finished as a presidential candidate were a tiny bit off base. At least with military veterans, anyway. A recent poll finds that vets still like Trump better than they do John “the war hero” McCain.

A new YouGov poll released late last week shows that Trump still trumps McCain.

A separate YouGov poll completed Wednesday suggests a reason why the McCain controversy may not have affected Trump as much as some expected. Two out of three Republicans view McCain as a war hero. But fewer say they have a favorable opinion of him. In fact, Republicans in that poll gave both Trump and McCain similar ratings.

The differences between the Trump favorable ratings in the Economist/YouGov Poll and the daily poll are not significant.

In addition, while a majority of Republicans (54%) think Trump should apologize for this statement about Trump: “He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero ‘cause he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured. OK? Perhaps he was a war hero, but now he‘s said some very bad things about a lot of people.” 32% of Republicans believe he doesn’t need to apologize. In fact, more Democrats than Republicans want Trump to apologize.

Even more striking, veterans and those currently in the military are more likely to have favorable views of Trump than to have favorable views of McCain. 41% say they have favorable views of McCain, while more than half are favorable to Trump.

John McCain, you’re fired.

Warner Todd Huston

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