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Forty percent of union members voted Republican in 2008.
politifact.com ^ | 7-3-2011 | Bill Kristol

Posted on 10/03/2012 12:10:43 PM PDT by GilGil

Since 1952, only one other Republican candidate did as well among union voters -- Ronald Reagan in 1980, who also had a gap of just 7 points between overall support and union support. But Reagan wasn’t able to repeat his magic in 1984 -- his union vote trailed his national vote by 13 points. And that pattern continued until McCain in 2008, with the gap bouncing between 11 and 13 points from 1984 to 2004.

So there’s some support for the notion that Republicans are doing pretty well among union voters these days.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 2008; election; polls; unions; unionvote
So if McCain got close to 40% of the union vote in 2008, in light of the 2010 elections it is not a stretch to assume that Romney will get over 40%. Just the Keystone pipeline would add 500,000 union jobs. If 40% of union vote voted against Obama in 2008 with all the delirium, now that people are more informed it is safe to say that Obama will get more than 40% to vote against him.

And before the fly swatter Freeper brigade starts in that this is old data blah, blah, blah and how we have already lost or that Romney is no good, do us a favor and stay home, don't vote. We have more than enough heavy lifters to get Romney over the finish line.

1 posted on 10/03/2012 12:10:50 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: GilGil

but their dues goes to Democrats


2 posted on 10/03/2012 12:15:44 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Does not matter. 40% of union votes go to Republicans.


3 posted on 10/03/2012 12:16:27 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: GilGil

Wonder how impressed the union members would be with the Down Low Club.

The union members I used to know wouldn’t be too impressed.


4 posted on 10/03/2012 12:17:07 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: GilGil

We’ll need 80% of their votes this Nov, if we’re to rid of that POS 0bummer, and offset the illegal/dead/multiple voters.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 12:17:17 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: carriage_hill

Romney will win by over 5 points and probably by 5-10%


6 posted on 10/03/2012 12:19:01 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: GilGil

Good news.

Someone else said that union members can tell their bosses they will vote one way to avoid harassment, but behind the curtain, vote Republican.


7 posted on 10/03/2012 12:21:18 PM PDT by plushaye (Election 2012 Prayer Force)
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To: GilGil

And the ratio was probably somewhat higher in 2010. The voters were ANGRY with how the Democrat majorities in the House and Senate just rubber-stamped the agenda flowing from the Current Regime in the White Hut.

That anger has not abated, no matter WHAT the “conventional wisdom” says. Sure, the turnout is being touted as being “in favor” of retention of this corrupt bunch of bandits. We may still end up with a corrupt bunch of bandits, but it stands a very good chance of being a quite different bunch, and there is a short period during which the replacements may be counted upon to actually effect some change.

With luck, the change could even turn out to be positive.


8 posted on 10/03/2012 12:24:10 PM PDT by alloysteel ("You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity".)
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To: GilGil
Just the Keystone pipeline would add 500,000 union jobs

I strongly favor Keystone and am gladly voting against Obama, but I base my decisions on reality, and "500,000 union jobs" from Keystone simply is not credible. Here is what the American Petroleum Institute says:

Approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, now in its fourth year of review, could also create 20,000 construction jobs over the life of the project. Projects like this, along with additional investment in oil sands development in Canada and expansion of pipelines and refineries in the U.S. make it possible to realize an additional 500,000 U.S. jobs in 2035.

9 posted on 10/03/2012 12:24:59 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Ambassador Stevens is dead and the Chevy Volt is alive!)
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To: GilGil

I’d be very interested to see this broken down by type of union - most people in unions today are in public employee unions, not steelworkers, electricians, etc. And public employee union members (SEIU etc) have somewhat of a vested interest in keeping the $$ flowing


10 posted on 10/03/2012 12:38:42 PM PDT by ConservativePsychProf ("I have set before you life and death. Choose life, that you and your descendants may live.")
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With respect to Federal employees here is a possible answer.

“In this instance, 35.1% of those who participated identified themselves as a Republican. 30.8% identified themselves as independents and 30.7% identified themselves as a Democrat. This is fairly consistent with national trends as the number of independents are generally increasing and the number of people who consider themselves Democrats is decreasing. In December 2011, 35.4% of Americans considered themselves Republicans–a total just below the high for the year of 35.6% reached in May.”

http://www.fedsmith.com/2012/01/12/federal-employee-preferences-would-not-vote/


11 posted on 10/03/2012 12:42:18 PM PDT by GilGil
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Private sector union workers are taxpayers and have to pay for the extravagant deals the public sector unions are using to drain the public trough.

Some of them are smart enough to realize this.

12 posted on 10/03/2012 12:43:30 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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Pretty much. As highly paid as these union workers are paid they are getting killed with taxes and union dues.


13 posted on 10/03/2012 12:44:43 PM PDT by GilGil
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I am a member of a public employee union and I vote straight Republican or Conservative Party. I can tell you that all the talk around my work is anti-Obama this time around.


14 posted on 10/03/2012 12:57:34 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: GilGil

I am a member of a public employee union and I vote straight Republican or Conservative Party. I can tell you that all the talk around my work is anti-Obama this time around.


15 posted on 10/03/2012 12:58:48 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ez

With all the bad press unions are getting, I view the rank and file much differently than union management. First, the claims that union members are highly paid and get great benefits is a big plus, but more importantly you are getting killed with taxes and union dues and within the union system either you drink the Kool-aid or you are turned into hamburger meat. That must be a horrible environment to work in unless you are a total scumbag as a person and love to see people browbeaten and intimidated.


16 posted on 10/03/2012 1:17:09 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: GilGil

Dues go to Rats, but you can bet your behind that pretty much all of the union in Fairbanks is voting for Romney. These guys still have to pay the bills like the rest of us!


17 posted on 10/03/2012 1:30:32 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: GilGil

The GOP will get my vote, so there’s another one.


18 posted on 10/03/2012 1:36:37 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: GilGil

And the Unions know it. And its absolutely eating them up inside.

They can’t understand why anyone would vote against their “economic self-interest”. They go off on “bitter clinger” style rants. Real meltdown stuff.


19 posted on 10/03/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GilGil

“Free Stuff Folks” aren’t gonna be happy. Get ready for “it”.


20 posted on 10/03/2012 2:23:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: GeronL

http://www.newsrealblog.com/2011/02/21/impeachable-offenses-has-obama-crossed-the-line/

The current trend in states re-evaluating their collective bargaining agreements creates a life or death struggle for the unions and the Democratic Party – a threat to their criminal partnership. Unions overwhelmingly support left-wing causes with their financial war chests and Democrats, in return, funnel taxpayer money back to the unions, robbing taxpayers and draining state treasuries into a fiscal abyss. Between 1990 and 2010 unions spent $734 million in campaign contributions, with $668 million going to the Democratic Party. That’s 91% of all union political contributions! In short, without labor unions and their millions pouring into DNC coffers, there would be no Democratic Party.


21 posted on 10/03/2012 2:25:18 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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