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Now union members are deserting Obama
Washington Examiner ^ | 6-12-12 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 06/13/2012 9:10:52 AM PDT by kingattax

Two new and disturbing polls just out suggest that the road to reelection is getting tougher for President Obama.

In the most significant, Gallup found that union member support for the president is weaker than it was on Election Day. While Obama took 67 of the union vote, according to 2008 election night polling by Peter Hart for the AFL-CIO, Gallup discovered that just 58 percent of union members back the president now. Some 35 percent support Mitt Romney, 5 percent more than Sen. John McCain won in 2008.

Gallup said the union vote is a significant block for Obama, though, “their impact on the presidential race will be limited by their size -- just about 12% of employed voters are union members.”

Rasmussen Reports, found that a majority of likely American voters -- 60 percent -- believe that it is at least somewhat likely that the next president will be a Republican, including 34% who see this scenario as very likely. Among Democrats, 35 percent of likely voters also said Obama would be followed by a Republican.

Rasmussen said that when Obama first took office, just 44 percent thought a Republican would replace him


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KEYWORDS: muslimterrorist; obamaisafraud; obozosinkin; unions
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1 posted on 06/13/2012 9:10:56 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

I think between now and Inauguration Day, 2013, we’re going to see “scorched earth” like we’ve never seen before.


2 posted on 06/13/2012 9:18:31 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: kingattax

Ah, perhaps unions will gain respect.

To loathe, dispise, and (figuratively, of course) spit upon the Obamadork is a sign of ingelligence and taste.


3 posted on 06/13/2012 9:18:50 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: kingattax
...just about 12% of employed voters are union members.”

What percent of the UNEMPLOYED voters are union members?...............

4 posted on 06/13/2012 9:22:08 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: kingattax

If enough union members swap to offset the number of Christians and other pro-life who will sit out the election featuring two pro-death candidates, this might be the oddest electoral map in a long time.


5 posted on 06/13/2012 9:25:07 AM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: kingattax

re: Two new and disturbing polls just out .....

“Disturbing” polls? Another class example of media bias. Only Democrats & Leftist would be “disturbed” by the data from these polls. If the article had been referring to a Republican it would never have use the word.


6 posted on 06/13/2012 9:27:24 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: kingattax

I am betting that at LEAST 10% (maybe up to 25%) of those union members are lying to the pollsters out of fear.

I have a friend whose dad is a union member. She says he is TOLD where to go and protest, and who to vote for...but in his heart, and in his voting booth, he is a conservative.

I am betting there are a lot more like my friend’s dad.


7 posted on 06/13/2012 9:40:22 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Lou L
I think between now and Inauguration Day, 2013, we’re going to see “scorched earth” like we’ve never seen before.

Exactly, and here's two reasons why:
1. He's a sick narcissist who can't handle rejection and will lash out like Satan himself.

2. The goal of his handlers all along was to thoroughly destroy this Republic. He is running out of time now.
8 posted on 06/13/2012 9:47:57 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: kingattax
Two new and disturbing polls just out suggest that the road to reelection is getting tougher for President Obama.

What is disturbing about that - the POS should never be in OUR WH to begin with. If the Repubs had a backbone, Barry and his minions would be in jail along with high fines.

9 posted on 06/13/2012 9:50:23 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: kingattax

Sorta makes you wish the GOP had nominated a decent candidate, doesn’t it?


10 posted on 06/13/2012 9:51:42 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hubby is a retired firefighter, 33 yrs. His union always supports dems but the majority of its members are conservatives. It has always been that way here.


11 posted on 06/13/2012 10:05:52 AM PDT by sheana
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To: kingattax

“disturbing” ??——Is that the new “unexpected”? and to Whom?


12 posted on 06/13/2012 10:06:24 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: kingattax

“disturbing” ??——Is that the new “unexpected”? and to Whom?


13 posted on 06/13/2012 10:06:42 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Yep.


14 posted on 06/13/2012 10:07:29 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

FUBO!!!


15 posted on 06/13/2012 10:07:29 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: kingattax

Smell that? ...

16 posted on 06/13/2012 10:11:35 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: kingattax
Zero has often said he might end up as a one term President. IMO, if he knows for certain that he is done, he would bow out to save the Slave Party and his 'healthcare legacy.'

See tag line.

17 posted on 06/13/2012 10:12:15 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: kingattax

The union members who have abandoned Obama have taken their union politics to the Republican side of the aisle. The union members have not changed their agenda, they just think that they have a better chance of protecting the union label through the GOP by emphasizing exports and the need for infrastructure improvements to ports, railroads, roads and bridges which will create union jobs.

The problem is that it is not any different than Obama’s plan to spend more money. Watch for these union Republicans to start pushing for federal money for RR, ports and bridges in Congress. The Democrats in the Senate have already added the spending to the Senate version of the transportation bill, now they have to work on the House. They are doing it through the Republican Party.


18 posted on 06/13/2012 10:13:41 AM PDT by Eva
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To: kingattax

Its not the Public Unions,Stupid.
Its not the Homos,Stupid.
Its not conceptive justice...

...Stooopid (Obammy)


19 posted on 06/13/2012 10:15:42 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: kingattax

Its not the Public Unions,Stupid.
Its not the Homos,Stupid.
Its not contraceptive justice...

...Stooopid (Obammy)


20 posted on 06/13/2012 10:16:27 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Red Badger

Count my husband, laid off nearly 4 years from a tile union, gone are weekly paychecks, medical coverage, pension contributions, his annuities (had to take them to survive), credit rating (had to file bankruptcy to survive)....yup, quite a ride since O-BLAME-O, longest layoff since he joined the union in 1989, we have lost tens of thousands of dollars, even a few hundred thousand over all these years.

The union journal that is delivered every so often STILL supports O-BLAME-O and the loon democrats, UNREAL!!


21 posted on 06/13/2012 10:22:59 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: kingattax

They all oppose him for different reasons.

Coal miners and energy workers because he is literally killing off their jobs with the EPA.

Public Employees because his failure to go to Wisconsin and put everything into defeating Scott Walker means life will now become a steady diet of concessions and givebacks.

SEIU because he did not implement single payer healthcare and massive direct redistribution of the wealth.

Many others because he did not come to their financial rescue by implementing Card Check.

About the only ones he can count on are UAW, since he absolutely bailed their arses out with taxpayer money.


22 posted on 06/13/2012 10:35:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kingattax

12% of employed voters ... who are bankrupting cities all across the country.


23 posted on 06/13/2012 10:37:53 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lou L

Obama-scorched Earth will make Russia’s scorched Earth look like a bonfire.


24 posted on 06/13/2012 10:38:12 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: kingattax
In 1980 I had a job at a defense contractor in northeast New Jersey.

This company was unionized, at least in its non-engineering areas. Pretty much every day, my path to my car at the end of the day took me through the shipping department; there was a bulletin board there with all kinds of union material posted. If it was late (meaning after 4:00 or so) the place would be deserted, and once in a while I'd stop for a minute or two and read the papers posted there. Just curious, I guess. It was the Teamsters union, and I wondered "what does the Teamsters union tell its members on a public bulletin board?"

Anyway, one day I noticed a letter there. It was on Teamsters letterhead. The contents of the letter really surprised me. The letter advised members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters that they should think about voting for Ronald Reagan. My recollection is that this was in the summer of 1980, and that the letter was not exactly an official endorsement of Mr. Reagan. Instead, it spoke positively of Mr. Reagan's qualifications, explained why he would be good for the country and for the Teamsters, and - I think - at the end stated that the person who was writing the letter was planning to vote for Ronald Reagan in the November elections.

I suppose the reason it was not an actual endorsement might have been because the letter didn't come from the national headquarters of the union, but came from some more local official. I don't know about that for sure, obviously.

I stood there and read the letter over at least twice, thinking "wow, this is really amazing, could be big."

I admit I've told this story before here at FR.

25 posted on 06/13/2012 10:45:21 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: kingattax

I question the impact of this drop off of union support would have on the election. Union membership is concentrated in populus blue states and the defections would not be sufficient to overcome the overwhelming Democrat majorities.


26 posted on 06/13/2012 10:51:51 AM PDT by monocle
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To: kingattax

They have no where else to go.


27 posted on 06/13/2012 11:22:56 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: tina07

Ya’ll need to move here to Florida’s Gulf Coast!....C’mon down!!!!.............


28 posted on 06/13/2012 11:23:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: monocle

1980, 489 to 49.

That’s what happens when you lose the unions.

2012 may rival 1980.


29 posted on 06/13/2012 11:35:17 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Ingtar

I think the vast majority of pro-life Christians will be turning out to vote for Romney.

Getting Obama out of office is imperative for the survival of the United States. At least Romney will slow the decline.


30 posted on 06/13/2012 11:35:44 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Lou L

Probably in more ways than one. I expect him to use military action to increase his popularity.


31 posted on 06/13/2012 11:54:53 AM PDT by AJFavish (www.allanfavish.com)
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To: Lou L

Probably in more ways than one. I expect him to use military action to increase his popularity.


32 posted on 06/13/2012 11:55:16 AM PDT by AJFavish (www.allanfavish.com)
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To: Lou L
I think between now and Inauguration Day, 2013, we’re going to see “scorched earth” like we’ve never seen before.

However, there are significant and growing signs that this president is rapidly becoming too weak to be effective with a scorched earth program. As weak as he is becoming, scorched earth is a highly dangerous double-edged sword. It could make him just that much more of an electoral pariah.

33 posted on 06/13/2012 12:12:28 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Lou L; crosshairs
I think between now and Inauguration Day, 2013, we’re going to see “scorched earth” like we’ve never seen before.

Thankfully, there's only so much 0bumnuts can do without a Senate super-majority and a 'RAT House backing him up.

If there was ever a time for scorched earth, it would have been from Election Day 2010 to swearing-in day 2011. Fortunately, the Kenyan Marxist still had the promise of Election Day 2012 to keep a lid on his evil.

34 posted on 06/13/2012 12:20:43 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I believe that you are incorrect. There is so much out there, in Romney’s own words, to hang him with Christians that it was suicide for the GOP to nominate him. “I am more pro-Choice than Kennedy” will come to equal “Read my lips!”


35 posted on 06/13/2012 12:38:23 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: kingattax
I once had some neighbors that had a shrine to Franklin Roosveldt in their living room ... thank's primarily for getting the US out of the depression. (Winning WW-II helped too.)

Obama, however, is not nearly as believable, capable, or eligible - as Frankin Roosveldt, and I'd say that most Dems and union members will not support Obama in November.

36 posted on 06/13/2012 12:56:27 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: OldNavyVet
I once had some neighbors that had a shrine to Franklin Roosveldt in their living room ... thank's primarily for getting the US out of the depression. (Winning WW-II helped too.)

FDRs policies harmed the US economy and prolonged the depression.

The conventional wisdom to the contrary is just more evil commie lies.

Here's the truth:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Forgotten-Man-History-Depression/dp/0066211700

37 posted on 06/13/2012 1:05:36 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Yashcheritsiy
Sorta makes you wish the GOP had nominated a decent candidate, doesn’t it?

You keep talking about "the GOP" nominating Romney but in fact we all know it was the voters who did that.

It makes you seem pretty crazy, really.

38 posted on 06/13/2012 1:10:42 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: crosshairs

YEP! Look what happened after the Kenyan Presidential Election that he and his sick Cousin Lost! Riots in the streets and thousands of Christian Churches burned to the Ground and hundreds if not thousands of Christians Burned Alive huddled in those Churches! Not one word of Condemnation uttered by Barry Soetoro and he rewarde his “Cousin, Odinga!” by having Odinga sit in Barry’s Custom Built Enclosed and Heated Suite at the “Immaculation Ceremony!” Oh! Do we forget that it was Highly ILLEGAL for a sitting U.S. Senator (BARRY SOETORO) to participate in any foreign Election, but absolutely even more, a foreign Presidential Election supporting the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ENDORSED CANDIDATE, BARRY’S ALLEGED COUSIN, ODINGA!
PUTIN has to be rolling on the floor screaming in gut wrenching laughter at the stupidity of the American People!
Add the Chines and Our Other Enemies as well to PUTIN’s Celebration Party!


39 posted on 06/13/2012 1:12:08 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Ingtar

Go Ahead and Vote for OBOZO! Thats what You are going to do anyway.. so, get over it!

GO ROMNEY IN 2012!!!! and SAVE OUR AMERICA!!!


40 posted on 06/13/2012 1:21:04 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: PA-RIVER; Raycpa; monocle
1980, 489 to 49.

That’s what happens when you lose the unions.

Loss of union support will hurt Obama and the 'Rats in PA, OH, MI, IN, WI, and IA.

These states are critical to the 'Rats path to 270 EC votes and retaining power in Congress.

This poll is terrible news for the leftists.

The re-emergence of "Reagan Democrat" type swing voters will be devastating for them.

41 posted on 06/13/2012 1:22:54 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam; Yashcheritsiy
You keep talking about "the GOP" nominating Romney but in fact we all know it was the voters who did that.

I actually disagree with both of you - it was the media who picked him, just like they picked McCain in '08 and also "created" Obama in '08.

Look at the media content leading up to the first primary vote this year - so much was about Romney, the media marginalized every other candidate and then savaged each one that worked his/her way up to the point where support dropped as did contributions, forcing them to drop out, thus leaving their chosen candidate standing. They did the same thing with McCain and Obama in '08.

Your average person does not scour the cable channels and the internet to find out about all the candidates the way political junkies (like FReepers) do and so by default the media controls the nominating process.

It ain't the way it should be, but it is what it is.

42 posted on 06/13/2012 1:54:58 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Red Badger

ROTFLMAO ..... Well they are dumocrats....:o)


43 posted on 06/13/2012 2:03:07 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: kingattax

Even the unions have to realize that you can’t shoot a cow and milk it, too.


44 posted on 06/13/2012 2:03:15 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: All

They’re all racists!!!!


45 posted on 06/13/2012 2:06:23 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: kingattax

I think Wisconsin was a real “eye-opener” for the unions.
Zippy was just too busy with his presidential duties to go there and support them. And what duties were they? To come out of the closet in support of gays!!! This was a direct political “slap in the face”....and then to have their butts handed to them in the recall election. Yeah, those old boys aren’t real happy with Zippy right now.


46 posted on 06/13/2012 2:20:46 PM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: kingattax
Now union members are deserting Obama

They see greater support in Romney.

That doesn't bode well for the claim of "severely conservative".

47 posted on 06/13/2012 2:37:17 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: kingattax

Clear thinking union members know 0 is a freaking disaster.


48 posted on 06/13/2012 4:12:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Steely Tom
Until the current contract expires in Oct., the rtw law here in Indiana forces me to be a current member of usw. I can say without a doubt that there is nothing that would make me support, nor did i ever support rat politicians.

I can also say that i am by far not the only one in the local that feels this way, i would estimate ~1/3 vocally despise the commies. Who knows how many non vocally. There are some who vocally support the resident, but they are almost exclusively old commie holdovers from the 70’s, not in leadership positions, and almost out the door retired.

The younger guys like me, are either ambivalent or despise the rat politicians.

Also, the local leadership is vocally supporting Repubs, at least for state office, so far.

49 posted on 06/13/2012 4:38:53 PM PDT by jkeith3213
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To: jkeith3213

Also if anyone didnt know, this is in Indiana.


50 posted on 06/13/2012 4:51:14 PM PDT by jkeith3213
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