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Obama Losing Veterans in Key States

President Barack Obama is trying hard to win veterans, but it looks like they’d prefer a new commander in chief.

The Obama campaign had been hoping that veterans and their families — especially among the post-Sept. 11 generation that served in Iraq and Afghanistan — would be part of their path to victory: They’re a high turn-out demographic and concentrated in battleground states, with nearly 1 million each in North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, and 1.6 million in Florida.

But recent polls make clear that the president’s campaign is losing the battle. Even as Obama leads in Colorado, Florida, Ohio and Virginia, Mitt Romney is up by double digits among veterans in those states. Nationwide, he’s got a commanding 20-percentage-point lead over Obama and has even overtaken the president with younger veterans.

Source: Politico. Read full article. (link)

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  • CommonSense||

    McCain had similar percentage point lead over Obama among veterans and we all know how that turned out. Sorry, but veterans do not decide the outcome of this presidential race.

    Also, I wonder if the veterans supporting Romney are aware that Romney received four draft deferments during the Vietnam War?

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