GOVX ELECTION POLL

Analyzing The 2024 GOVX Presidential Pulse Check

At GOVX, every member has a voice, and every opinion matters. While we don’t claim to function as a political forum, we do happen to keep a close eye on the landscape. With 2024 being an election year, a clear objective was set to better understand where the GOVX community stands on the respective candidates and the issues we face collectively as citizens of this great country.


As a helpful reminder, the poll results delivered below are generated from member responses only. This report does not reflect the thoughts or opinions of our GOVX employees, shareholders, brands, or partners. Nor does it serve as an endorsement for any of the respective candidates.

With that said, nearly 20,000 members answered the call to participate in The 2024 GOVX Presidential Pulse Check. Now that the results have been collected and the dust has cleared, here’s where our military and first responder community lands in wake of the election year.


THE BREAKDOWN BY OCCUPATION

Over a four-week period from April 28th to May 28th, 19,748 verified GOVX members from our growing community of Americans with military, first responder, medical, education, or government service backgrounds responded to our Presidential Pulse Check survey.

TOTAL RESPONSES BY OCCUPATION

MILITARY - 10,248

LAW ENFORCEMENT - 3,330

GOVERNMENT - 1,873

FIREFIGHTERS - 1,412

EDUCATORS- 1,227

EMS - 1,215

MILITARY

Over 10,000 responses came from Active Duty and Veteran U.S military service personnel. These members made out the majority with the Army being the most represented branch.

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIRE

Clocking in at the next highest total, nearly 5,000 current and former law enforcement officers and firefighters completed the survey, with active-duty police leading the way.

GOVERNMENT

Just under 2,000 responses from current and former state and federal Government workers were collected. Current government employees were shown to be the most active respondents.

MEDICAL

Over 1,200 nurses and emergency medical professionals put time aside from their hectic schedules to get in on the action.

EDUCATION

Taking a well-deserved break from the books, over 1,200 current and former public-school educators shared their responses as well.

WHO’S VOTING FOR WHO

First and foremost, we wanted to know how the presidential candidates stacked amongst the GOVX community. That was the primary objective and more than likely that’s why you’re here, right? So, let’s get into it.

As of now, it appears that the majority of service members would welcome a return to the Oval Office for the Trump Administration. 69% of all members plan to check off Trump’s name in the box, while just 20% are down for another four years of Joe Biden. We The People leader Robert F. Kennedy Jr. drew 7% of the vote, while write-in candidates ranging from Chase Oliver (Libertarian) to Matthew Pruden (Green) composed the remainder of the responses.

TRUMP - 69%

BIDEN - 20%

RFK JR. - 7%

OTHER - 4%

Taking a deeper dive into the numbers by occupation, we were able to extract some key data that might just surprise you (or not).

MILITARY

TRUMP - 67.25%

BIDEN - 21.87%

RFK JR. - 7.43%

OTHER - 3.45%

LAW ENFORCEMENT

TRUMP - 85.98%

BIDEN - 7.84%

RFK JR. - 4.44%

OTHER - 1.74%

FIREFIGHTERS

TRUMP - 76.91%

BIDEN - 12.54%

RFK JR. - 8.14%

OTHER - 2.41%

EMERGENCY MEDICAL

TRUMP - 63.62%

BIDEN - 24.86%

RFK JR. - 8.56%

OTHER - 2.96%

GOVERNMENT

TRUMP - 60.12%

BIDEN - 28.08%

RFK JR. - 8.38%

OTHER - 3.42%

EDUCATORS

TRUMP - 52.49%

BIDEN - 34.23%

RFK JR. - 10.43%

OTHER - 2.85%

MILITARY - ACTIVE DUTY

TRUMP - 65.81%

BIDEN - 19.23%

RFK JR. - 10.68%

OTHER - 4.27%

MILITARY - VETERAN

TRUMP - 67.76%

BIDEN - 21.90%

RFK JR. - 6.90%

OTHER - 3.45%

UNIFORMED PROS PUT TRUMP FIRST

For service members, 66% of active duty and 68% of veterans are all in on Trump. Law Enforcement is even more in favor, with 85%, followed closely by firefighters at 76%, emergency medical at 65%, government workers at 60%, and educators at 55%.


For Joe Biden, 35% of American educators continue to back him, while 28% of government workers plan to do the same.

TRUMP CLAIMS THE LEAD BY DEMOGRAPHIC

No matter how you slice it, Donald Trump has both the male and female vote in the GOVX community. 71% of all male members want him back in office, while 58% of women share the same opinion. Biden secured just 19% of the male vote and 29% of the female vote.

MALE

TRUMP - 72%

BIDEN - 19%

RFK JR. - 7%

OTHER - 2%

FEMALE

TRUMP - 58%

BIDEN - 29%

RFK JR. - 9%

OTHER - 4%

Age will certainly come into play under another context a bit further down in this report, but for now we’re turning the focus to those who were surveyed. Trump holds steady as the majority vote collector of every age range within the GOVX community.

WHO WILL YOU VOTE FOR?

18-24

TRUMP - 76%

BIDEN - 9%

RFK JR. - 13%

OTHER - 2%

25-34

TRUMP - 69%

BIDEN - 15%

RFK JR. - 11%

OTHER - 5%

35-44

TRUMP - 67%

BIDEN - 20%

RFK JR. - 9%

OTHER - 4%

45-54

TRUMP - 69%

BIDEN - 22%

RFK JR. - 7%

OTHER - 2%

55-64

TRUMP - 72%

BIDEN - 21%

RFK JR. - 5%

OTHER - 2%

65+

TRUMP - 68%

BIDEN - 25%

RFK JR. - 4%

OTHER - 3%

NOW, LET’S TRY THIS BY POLITICAL PARTY

Things aren’t always so Black and White...or in this case Red and Blue. While Republicans represented over half the responses, with 57% of members self-identifying as such, Independents surprisingly took second place at 29%. Democrats finished a distant third at 12%.


As far as the Presidential votes were concerned, each party predictably supported their candidate, though Independents gave Trump the slight edge at 51%.


WHAT POLITICAL PARTY DO YOU BELONG TO?

REPUBLICAN - 57%

DEMOCRAT - 12%

INDEPENDENT - 29%

OTHER - 2%

REPUBLICAN

TRUMP - 92%

BIDEN - 3%

RFK JR. - 4%

OTHER - 1%

DEMOCRAT

TRUMP - 8%

BIDEN - 83%

RFK JR. - 6%

OTHER - 3%

INDEPENDENT

TRUMP - 51%

BIDEN - 29%

RFK JR. - 14%

OTHER - 6%

OTHER

TRUMP - 52%

BIDEN - 13%

RFK JR. - 10%

OTHER - 25%

NOW AND THEN: HAS YOUR VOTE CHANGED?

The more things change, the more they stay the same...mostly. 2020 brought a massive amount of change, because well, a worldwide pandemic will do that. It was also an election year. So much has happened in the four years since; let’s see how, if at all, it’s changed how GOVX voters will respond to this year’s election.

2024 VOTE VS. 2020 VOTE

VOTING FOR SAME CANDIDATE - 83%

VOTING FOR DIFFERENT CANDIDATE - 17%

83% of members polled say their vote will remain the same as it did in 2020, with 17% switching it up.

ON THE SUBJECT OF DONALD J. TRUMP

Love him or hate him, the 45th President of the United States stays top of mind. Whether it’s in the news, in the courts, or on social media, it’s nearly impossible to avoid one of America’s most polarizing and at times – divisive figures. With so many members clearly favoring his potential return to office, we needed to know what weight his legal issues held.

DO TRUMP'S LEGAL ISSUES MATTER?

YES, TRUMP'S LEGAL ISSUES MATTER - 30%

NO, TRUMP'S LEGAL ISSUES DO NOT MATTER - 70%

As the results show, 70% of members do not take issue with his legal troubles. 30%, however, do feel that the proceedings are of some importance.

WOULD A GUILTY VERDICT FOR TRUMP CHANGE YOUR VOTE?

Yes, my vote would change - 5%

No, my vote won't change - 95%

Taken prior to Trump’s conviction of 34 felony counts of falsifying business records on May 30th, a resounding 95% foresee it having absolutely no impact on their vote.

TRUMP VS. BIDEN: OVER THE HILL?

As it’s looking more and more like a rematch of the previous Presidential race, it’s important to note that each man will officially have a stint as Commander-and-Chief under their belts. Now 4+ years older than they were back then, age-related questions remain a hot topic as the election year creeps closer.

YES, AGE IS AN ISSUE

TRUMP - 28%

BIDEN - 72%

NO, AGE IS NOT AN ISSUE

TRUMP - 72%

BIDEN - 28%

For GOVX members, 72% of overall respondents are concerned with Joe Biden’s age, while Trump’s supporters were loud and clear that his respected age, much like his legal issues, will not be an issue. For the record, just a handful of years separate the two, with Trump turning 78 years of age this summer, and Joe Biden due to celebrate his 82nd birthday in November.

AMERICA’S ISSUES, RANKED BY IMPORTANCE

No matter how, when, or where you consume your news, there‘s always going to be certain issues that lock you in more than others. That’s just part of what being an American is all about. From our poll, here’s what matters most to GOVX members like you.

As far as today’s core political issues pertain, GOVX members were worried most about their finances, placing the highest priority on economy/inflation, with border security, and immigration following closely. Amongst the issues that they ranked at the bottom, LGBTQ+ rights, climate change, and women’s rights took the lowest precedence.

1. Economy/Inflation
2. Border Security
3. Immigration
4. Healthcare
5. Education
6. Foreign Policy
7. International Conflicts
8. Gun Violence
9. Women’s Rights
10. Climate Change/Environment
11. LGBTQ+ Rights

AMERICA, TODAY. AMERICA, TOMORROW.

As complicated as life in this country can feel at any given moment, identifying the pain points we collectively live with currently is instrumental in igniting future change. Basically, we wanted to know how we’re doing right now and how you feel about the forecast.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE STATE OF THE U.S.?

NEGATIVE

TODAY - 63%

FUTURE - 30%

MIXED

TODAY - 31%

FUTURE - 53%

POSITIVE

TODAY - 6%

FUTURE - 17%

63% of the service community aren’t feeling too hot about our current situation and 30% are pessimistic things are going to improve anytime soon. 30% hold a mixed opinion on how things are right now, but over half expressed the same sentiment about the future. On the other side of the coin, just 7% are good vibes only and 18% optimistic about what’s to come. Clearly, there’s some work to be done.

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