A new poll of 3100 active and reserve troops proves that America’s best and bravest — those men and women who choose to risk everything for a cause bigger then themselves — are overwhelmingly in favor of firing Barack Obama and replacing him with Mitt Romney.
In a Military Times poll likely to devastate a White House that’s done everything in its power to win over veterans, past and present (except come up with a cohesive and effective foreign policy), Mitt Romney beats Barack Obama by an astonishing 40 points, 66-26%
What’s even more surprising is that Romney is doing almost as well against Obama as war hero John McCain did in 2008. That year, McCain polled a statistically insignificant two points better than Romney against Obama with 68% of support.
These numbers will and should be a legitimate and important talking point for the Romney campaign. Though the recent exposure of his incompetence and dishonesty have hurt his foreign policy credentials, Obama still holds a small lead over Romney in the arena of foreign policy. But if those who are the tip of our foreign policy spear believe in Romney by such a wide margin, people will take notice.
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