Generally, I like Reuters for their world coverage. I’ve found that their view of American politics usually has a leftward slant, however. Here is a fine example.
Buried all the way at the bottom, 3rd paragraph from the end, is this nugget: “Asked about Obama’s handling of his job, 27 percent of veterans approved, and 37 percent disapproved, with the rest undecided.”
Just 2 out of 7 veterans quoted in the article said they will vote for Obama, and one of those was rather hedged: “If no one else can get their act together, I’ll vote for that Democrat”.
Perhaps Reuters is using a nuanced meaning of the word “favor”.