Some 58 percent of veterans support Romney, compared to just 34 percent who prefer Obama, Gallup found in an April 11-March survey.
Among non-vets, Obama leads Romney 48-44 percent but the race is tired at 46 percent apiece among all registered voters.
The bulk of Romney’s support from veterans comes from men while women vets prefer Obama 47-42 percent while non-veteran women prefer the President 49-42 percent.
The small percentage of female veterans in the U.S., in contrast to their male counterparts, do not differ significantly in their presidential vote choice from the vast majority of women who are not veterans.
The proportion of U.S. men who are armed forces veterans rises dramatically among those who are 60 and older. The military draft was in force in the U.S. from shortly before the U.S. entry into World War II until the early 1970s. A majority of men now 70 to 89 served in the military, including almost three-quarters of those aged 80 to 89. Less than a fifth of men younger than 50 have served in the military. There is little variation in military service among women across these age groups.
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