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Gallup: Majority of Union Members Favor Obama; a Third Back Romney
Gallup ^ | 06/11/2012 | Frank Newport

Posted on 06/11/2012 12:27:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

p>PRINCETON, NJ -- A majority of union members say they would vote for Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential race, although their support is by no means monolithic. While 57% of union workers who are registered to vote would support Obama, 35% would vote for Mitt Romney. Workers who are not union members tilt toward Romney over Obama, 48% to 44%.

2012 Presidential Vote Preferences Among Union Members, April-June 2012

Roughly 12% of workers interviewed April 11-June 5 in Gallup's Daily tracking who are registered voters say they are union members.

See all election 2012 data >

The tilt toward support for Obama among union members is not surprising. Not only have unions been strong and vocal supporters of Democratic presidential candidates historically, but previous Gallup analyses have shown that union members are significantly more likely than nonunion members to be Democrats; this is particularly true for state government employees.

The relationship between unions and politics was starkly evident this past week in Wisconsin, where unions fought hard but unsuccessfully to recall the incumbent Republican governor, Scott Walker, who had pushed for restrictions on state government employee unions.

(Excerpt) Read more at gallup.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gallup; obama; romney; union

1 posted on 06/11/2012 12:27:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 06/11/2012 12:29:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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Let’s just say that, the rank and file will say that just to throw the poll taking folks off and will not reveal they will really vote in the voting booth in November.


3 posted on 06/11/2012 12:30:36 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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The Communist Party USA (CPUSA)is also in big time for Obama.


4 posted on 06/11/2012 12:31:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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Agree with “BigGirl” Rank and file will not admit to anyone if they plan to vote for other than the union approved democrat-they are fearful for themselves and their job situation and the bullying, teasing, ridicule they would receive. Been there, seen that.


5 posted on 06/11/2012 12:41:55 PM PDT by Cordio
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More signs that if we had a Conservative who was well enough known running, they could win as Romney and Obama split the Liberals.


6 posted on 06/11/2012 12:48:21 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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Union members went for Obama over McCain 59 - 39, so Romney is under-performing there just a bit.

Of course Romney five months out isn't as well known as McCain was on election day 2008, so there is still time for him to win (or lose) more of their votes.

7 posted on 06/11/2012 1:03:22 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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Would that be the workers or the union leaders and thugs who were polled? Follow the money.


8 posted on 06/11/2012 1:27:00 PM PDT by bgill
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Even the unions depend on consumers actually having money to spend to pay their outrageous fees. They should think long and hard about whether Obama can deliver on that.

And if they don't like the comment about Romney likes to have the option to fire people who don't provide good service, they need to remember that one has to have a job to get fired from one.

9 posted on 06/11/2012 1:57:58 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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Excellent observance. What bothers me is that Zero’s support is not in the single digits. Some people really shouldn’t be allowed to vote.


10 posted on 06/11/2012 3:49:02 PM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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So Unions will now give at least a third of their political money to Republicans - right? /sarc


11 posted on 06/12/2012 7:32:02 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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