John McCainJohn McCainSenate committee to vote Monday on Tillerson Trump fails to mention Clinton in inaugural address Hillary Clinton under microscope at inauguration MORE beat Barack ObamaBarack ObamaEx-intel chief: Trump’s relationship with intel community ‘dismaying’ Biggest Dem donor thinks party needs new message Spicer trends worldwide on Twitter after first WH briefing MORE by a margin of 25 percentage points when Gallup asked Americans whether each candidate could handle the responsibilities of commander in chief of the U.S. military.

Gallup reported today that 80 percent think McCain can handle the job, while 55 percent think Obama can.

Obama also faces a disadvantage in negative responses: 40 percent said Obama could not handle the responsibilities of commander in chief, while 17 percent said McCain could not.

Gallup polled 1,625 Americans aged 18 or older June 15-19 for the study.