Romney Opens Big Lead With Veterans

In a survey by Gallup, Republican nominee Mitt Romney has opened a 24-point lead on President Barack Obama.

U.S. veterans, about 13% of the adult population and consisting mostly of older men, support Romney over Obama for president by 58% to 34%, while nonveterans give Obama a four-percentage-point edge.

Vote Preferences by Veteran Status, April-May 2012

These data, from an analysis of Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted April 11-May 24, show that 24% of all adult men are veterans, compared with 2% of adult women.

When voting this fall, what are the key issues that will ensure your vote as a veteran?


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