An exclusive Military Times poll of nearly 2,000 troops shows that most view the presumptive candidates for president to be, in the parlance of the more colorful of the two, total losers. The takeaway is whomever is the next commander in chief, that person will have to work smart and hard to gain the respect of the broader military community.

To be sure, the support for that candidate, Republican Donald Trump, is significantly stronger among those in uniform than it is for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

However, the military vote mirrors the popular vote in that it’s largely a ballot cast against one candidate, rather than a vote for a candidate. The respondents who answered they were either dissatisfied or strongly dissatisfied with the candidates registered 61 percent for Trump and a staggering 82 percent for Clinton.

A love fest this ain’t.