New poll shows: majority of US troops ‘unfavorable’ view of Obama’s years


A new survey shows that a majority of U.S. service-members an “unfavorable” view of President Obama and his eight years in the White house.

The poll released Sunday by the Military Times and the Syracuse University Institute for veterans and Military families found 51.5 percent of service members have an unfavorable view of the Democratic President — 29.1 percent with a “very” unfavorable view, and 22.4% with a “somewhat” unfavorable opinion.

Around 36 percent of members from all four military branches had a good view, while 12 percent were “neutral”, based on the anonymous online survey of 1,664 active-duty respondents from Dec. 16 to 21, 2016. The error rate for the questions was within about 2 percent.

Obama’s followers see him as a Nobel peace prize laureate, of being hunted and killed, 9-11-terrorist Osama bin Laden, and a President, improved military strategy in the midst of an uncooperative Congress, and unprecedented budget constraints, according to the Gannet-owned Military times.

To the concerns of the critics of the troop strength of the United States under Obama is cut to a historically low level, and the President of the withdrawal of combat troops from Iraq, essentially making America less safe.

In addition, more than 60 percent of respondents to Obama’s use of drones and Special Forces teams for precision strikes instead of large-scale military operations — has helped the national security of the United States, according to

Obama does not agree with the argument that tighter budgets have ruined the benefits according to the Military times.

“Our army, tested by years of struggle, is the best-trained and best-equipped force on the planet,” the publication quoted him last week as a matter of course. “Our Navy is the largest and deadliest in the world. … Our coast guard is the best in the world.”

James Jay Carafano, an international studies expert at the conservative Heritage Foundation, told the publication: “There is no question that this era will go down as the third ‘hollow’ army, and the President is to blame. … For all his promise, the operations tempo has not gone yet, as much as he hoped, and he has little invested in the military.”

Officers had a higher opinion of Obama, compared to enlisted personnel, 44 to 35 percent.

And the Marine Corp together, the most unfavourable opinion, at 60 percent, compared to the Navy 46 percent, the highest among the four military areas, according to the survey.


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