New York, September 8 (RHC)-- U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump enjoys far more support among military voters and war veterans than his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, a new poll has found.
The NBC/Survey Monkey poll released Wednesday, found that 55 percent of active and former military personnel were more comfortable with Trump as commander-in-chief, giving him a 19-percent lead over Clinton at 36 percent.
This is while with 47 percent, nearly half of the military participants said they were not sure that the New York businessman can do a good job as the commander-in-chief. A whopping 64 percent said the same about Clinton.
The poll came on the same day that the candidates were slated to appear in a Commander in Chief forum, hosted by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), answering to questions before an audience of veterans and active service members.
The survey produced different results when it asked all participants who would not be fit for the job. This time, 59 percent of the voters doubted Trump’s ability, while 53 percent had the same idea about Clinton.
Trump bounced back to the lead when the voters were asked who would be best for veterans’ issues. He beat Clinton 53 percent to 28 percent among military voters and 40 percent to 39 percent overall.
However, when it came to handling nuclear weapons, the former first lady jumped ahead, leading Trump 44 percent to 24 percent. This is while 26 percent of the voters doubted either candidate’s ability to handle nukes.
Latest polls show that Clinton's lead over Trump has largely vanished despite a difficult month for the real estate mogul.
The Republican candidate has subjected his campaign to a staff overhaul to silence critics of his campaign strategy, after a several missteps put her far behind in the race for the White House.
Despite the shift in support, nearly all polls conducted in the past several months have ranked Clinton and Trump among the most unpopular presidential candidates in America’s history.