Latest presidential poll: Military overwhelmingly choosing Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton

Thursday, 08 Sep, 2016

The editorial board at the paper didn't mince words in their endorsement of Clinton, saying: "There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November".

The narrow race reflects a conflicted electorate in which voters are weighing many options.

Increasing the size without increase other support, he said, will decrease readiness and hollow out the force. Just 46 percent said they would be confident.

Clinton remained in a strong position to win the White House race, but Trump and his team cited his growing strength in opinion polls nationally and in several states where the election is likely to be made a decision to argue that his message is breaking through to voters.

Ahead of the forum, Trump rolled out a new plan to boost military spending by tens of billions of dollars, including major increases in the number of active troops, fighter planes, Navy ships, and submarines. "75% of Trump voters in Florida think that if Hillary Clinton wins the election it will only be because it was rigged on her behalf, to just 15% who say it would be because she received more votes". "The key is to have voters focus on the true choice for the country". A large majority (64 percent) would not be confident in her ability. Results have an error estimate of plus or minus 1.0 percentage points. The candidates were essentially tied on jobs (49 percent to 47). In last week's poll, six in ten registered voters believed that if he became president, he was likely to get the USA into a war.

Clinton today released a list of 95 retired generals and admirals who have endorsed her presidential bid.

The poll found Clinton has strong support among non-White voters: 82 percent of African American voters and 65 percent of Hispanic voters backed Clinton.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take part in a first of its kind "Commander In Chief" forum tonight on NBC, where they'll answer questions about national security, the military, and veterans.

Voters said the economy (21%) and government dysfunction (18%) should be the most important priorities for the next president.

TRUMP: Sure I do.

After eating a gyro at a diner in the Cleveland area, Trump rallied thousands of cheering supporters at a county fair in Canfield, and Clinton visited a brewery in Cleveland. Though Trump's approval rating with blacks is abominable - under 5 per cent - Clinton has received around 87 percent of the black vote in polls that include Johnson and Stein. Twenty-six percent would choose Mr. Trump.

If elected, Trump said he would give military leaders 30 days to formulate a plan to defeat the group, commonly known as ISIS.

Beyond the race for president, Americans are less anxious about terrorist attacks in the United States, despite recent global unrest, but they continue to hold a strong sense of economic anxiety. Forty-five percent say he should be handed over to legal authorities. The overwhelming majority of likely voters - 73% - surveyed are anxious about an economic downturn that could negatively affect their families.