Trump Leads Clinton Among Military and Veteran Voters: Poll

A group of 88 retired generals and admirals signed a letter Tuesday backing Trump

The latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll shows that Republican Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton by 19 points — 55 percent to 36 percent — among voters who are serving or have previously served in the U.S. military.

Though Trump comfortably earns the support of military-affiliated voters overall, Clinton is viewed more favorably on the use of nuclear weapons.

The poll was conducted online from Aug. 29 through Sept. 4 among 32,226 registered voters, including 3,358 who have previously served or are currently serving in the U.S. military.

A group of 88 retired generals and admirals signed a letter Tuesday backing Trump, despite his controversial statements about war veteran Sen. John McCain and criticism of the Khan family.

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