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U.S. military veterans overwhelmingly support Mitt Romney to take over as president from Barack Obama, according to a new Gallup poll released on Memorial Day. Among veterans, who make up around 13 percent of the adult population, Romney enjoys a 24-percentage-point lead over Obama, 58 percent to 34 percent, while Obama has a four-percentage-point lead among non-veterans.
Among the entire adult population, Obama and Romney are tied, while Romney has an eight-point lead among men and women give Obama a seven-point edge. The lead the presumptive Republican nominee has with men is almost entirely explained by servicemembers, points out Gallup, noting Romney enjoys a 28-point lead among male veterans.