Veterans Prefer Mitt Romney to President Obama

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LANSING, MI - MAY 8: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop at Lansing Community College May 8, 2012 in Lansing, Michigan. Last night former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum gave his endorsement to Gov. Romney in an e-mail sent to supporters. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) Photo: Bill Pugliano/2012 Getty Images

According to newly released poll from Gallup, Romney has a large lead when it comes to veterans, cow-milking gaffes aside. This is not super surprising, as the group tends to lean conservative, but the numbers are pretty stark: 60 percent of them support Romney for president. Analysts note that 24 percent of adult American men are veterans, and their preference for the Republican candidate accounts for his current lead among men generally.