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By: HANNAH HARTIG, JOHN LAPINSKI and STEPHANIE PHSYLLOS

(NBC) - Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton among military households by 10 points, 51 percent to 41 percent, according to results from the latest NBC News/SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll.

There has been a lot of speculation about how much support Trump is getting among veterans and those affiliated with the military. Trump himself has spent a considerable amount of effort to secure this important voting bloc. But the candidate generated considerable controversy with his feud with a "Gold Star" family that appeared at the Democratic National Convention. Khizr Khan, whose military son was killed in Iraq, criticized Trump's call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration to the U.S. Trump later accused Khan of making false statements about him.

Typically, Republicans do well among military households, and past presidential elections have shown the Republican candidate winning veterans by double digits. Mitt Romney won the veterans vote by 20 points in 2012, according to a American National Election Studies post-election survey. John McCain carried vets by 10 points in 2008, and George W. Bush won veterans by 16 points in 2004 according to network exit polls.

To gauge military households, we asked respondents if they or anyone in their household is currently serving in the military or is a military veteran. Those who said they personally served or live in households with someone who served were included in the analysis. Taking a deeper look at the demographics of military households allows us to better determine who Trump's supporters among that group are.

The gender gap that exists among all voters still persists in military households, however, the margin is smaller among military households. Women from military households go for Clinton over Trump, 49 percent to 43 percent. The 6-point margin in Clinton's favor is narrowed from a 23-point margin among all women voters. Among men from military households, Trump is ahead of Clinton, 58 percent to 34 percent. This 24-point advantage for Trump is much larger than his 6-point advantage among all men voters.

Read the full story on NBC News.

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