Skip to comments.Now union members are deserting Obama
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
Thats 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.
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.
ROTFLMAO ..... Well they are dumocrats....:o)
Even the unions have to realize that you can’t shoot a cow and milk it, too.
They’re all racists!!!!
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.
They see greater support in Romney.
That doesn't bode well for the claim of "severely conservative".
Clear thinking union members know 0 is a freaking disaster.
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.
Also if anyone didnt know, this is in Indiana.
Amity Shales wasn't there to see it ... I was, and my family was no friend of "King Franklin the first."
Things I remember are ...
Young men coming to our door to sell things their mother's cooked -- things (like fried corn meal mush) that my mother started cooking herself.
A wood carving drunk in a gully across the road from our house.
Hobo jungles, especially near railroad tracks, all around the country.
People looking for work everywhere.
Public high schools (still in use today) being built as part of WPA (Works Progress Administration) p[rograms.
John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath" quite vividly tells of those days.
Roosevelt, in many ways, deserved that shrine my neighbors had.
That doesn't bode well for the claim of "severely conservative".
Maybe private sector union members simply realize that Obama's policies are bad for the private sector economy and that Romney's policies will be better.
Lots of folks realize this. Why not union members too?
Your post makes absolutely no sense.
You may be a good guy, and you may have served our country and worked hard, but you are posting sentimental, demagogic garbage.
Our country is in a lot of trouble. One reason for this is that there are too many stupid, ignorant, wrong-headed people who believe and profess commie evil.
That is what you are doing on this thread.
How many pardons and presidential orders will be issued between the election day and Obama’s last day in office? I would think the poor B**tard will have a very cramped hand from clearing his friends and ordering the destruction of everything that he can.
It will take Romney two months to undo all the orders.
It will take two months just to fire all the cronies.
The justice department will be fighting untold litigation.
And man oh man, think of the non-stop vacations that the Obamas will be taking until the day of our emancipation!
” If the Repubs had a backbone, Barry and his minions would be in jail along with high fines. “ <<<<<<<
If the Republicans had a backbone they would have openly supported and funded a conservative who are all born with a backbone, solid enough to jail traitors for treason.
They preferred Romney. Guess they showed us.
And we’re going to vote for this socialist at the top of our ticket.
We deserve what we are getting, so it’s getting hard to get in much of a lather over what’s happening and for sure what’s coming.
We slept at minimum three decades too long, IMHO.
I’m with you.
I’m voting for a President, not a pastor.
Meaning if Obama loses, he will do whatever he can to allow the United States to be torn apart. It might just be shirking his usual and customary duties as President, or he may allow huge breaches of national security information. I would go so far as to say that by his orders, he might facilitate some kind of terrorist attack -- this could be a physical attack, or something more subtle like some computer virus or compromise of data. He will do whatever he can to leave this country in a shambles, so that the next President will need the next four years to clean up the mess, much less implement any worthwhile policy of his own.
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