THE GOOD GUYS STRIKE BACK – AT 9:31 A.M. ET: It's the weekend for it. Male military veterans are sounding off in a new Gallup poll, as The Hill reports:
A new Gallup poll released on Memorial Day shows male veterans breaking strongly for Mitt Romney over President Obama.
Gee, I wonder why.
The presumptive GOP nominee receives support from 58 percent of all veteran registered voters surveyed to Obama's 34 percent. Among non-veterans though, Obama holds a four point edge, with 48 percent to Romney's 44.
That's registered voters, not likely voters.
The breakdown of the veteran vote also mirrors the gender gap seen among all voters and male voters are seen giving Romney a solid block of support. Romney has the backing of 60 percent of male veterans to Obama's 32.
Among female veterans Obama holds a five-point edge, with 47 percent to 42, however Gallup says the size of the female veteran electorate is dwarfed by the number of male veteran voters.
The Gallup organization provides no interpretation of the female-veteran preference. However, it should be pointed out that minorities are heavily represented among female veterans, and there's an understandable affinity for Obama.
Rasmussen's latest tracker, which polls the likely voters, shows a different result:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney attracting 45% of the vote, while President Obama earns 44% support. Four percent (4%) would vote for a third party candidate, and another six percent (6%) are undecided.
Nothing unusual there. Very close.
May 28, 2012