55% of Military Disapproves of How Obama Handles Job as Commander in Chief

By Ali Meyer | January 13, 2015 | 2:30pm EST

(CNSNews.com) -- More than half, or 55 percent, of active-duty troops say they disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling his job as commander-in-chief, according to a Military Times poll.

U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan. (AP)

The Military Times’ report on America’s military, “A Force Adrift: How the Nation is Failing Its Troops and Veterans,” was built upon a survey of almost 2,300 active-duty troops and includes “first-hand accounts from soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.”

Military Times asked active-duty service members, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Obama is handling his job as commander in chief?” 55 percent of active-duty personnel said they “disapprove” while only 15 percent said they “approve.”

Similarly, Obama’s popularity fell from 35 percent in 2009 to just 15 percent this year among active-duty soldiers.

ype="node" title="military

“Morale in the military is swiftly sinking, with the troops losing both their sense of mission and their faith that their superiors, political leaders – and the nation – still have their best interest at heart,” said the Military Times. “Troops say morale has sharply declined over the last five years, and most of those in uniform today believe their quality of life will only get worse.”

For example, according to the Military Times survey, in 2009, 91 percent of active-duty service members said their overall quality of life was good or excellent. In 2014, that percentage declined significantly to 56 percent.

“When nearly every category surveyed reveals a significant dip from 2009 to today, we must all take notice and ask, why is morale so low and what can we do to fix it?” said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in response to the Military Times survey. McCain added that it “requires immediate attention and action” by the White House, Pentagon and Congress.

CNSNews Reader,

The media are hard at work weaving a web of confusion, misinformation, and conspiracy surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

CNSNews covers the stories that the liberal media are afraid to touch. It drives the national debate through real, honest journalism—not by misrepresenting or ignoring the facts.

CNSNews has emerged as the conservative media’s lynchpin for original reporting, investigative reporting, and breaking news. We are part of the only organization purely dedicated to this critical mission and we need your help to fuel this fight.

Donate today to help CNSNews continue to report on topics that the liberal media refuse to touch. $25 a month goes a long way in the fight for a free and fair media.

And now, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you can make up to a $300 gift to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of your choice and use it as a tax deduction on your 2020 taxes, even if you take the standard deduction on your returns.

— The CNSNews Team



Sign up for our CNSNews Daily Newsletter to receive the latest news.