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Poll: union households part of GOP shift

With polls opening in less than 24 hours, one core Democratic constituency, labor union households, may be more splintered than in the past, according to the new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Union households back the Democratic candidate in their district over the GOP by a 54 to 42 percent margin, lower than the 64 to 34 percent split in 2006 and the worst performance for Democrats among labor union households in exit polling dating back to 1976. Since 1976, labor union households have backed Democratic Congressional candidates by an average margin of 62 to 35 percent.

By Kyle Dropp  | November 1, 2010; 10:53 AM ET
Categories:  Exit polls, Polls, Post Polls  | Tags:  exit polls, unions  
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I wonder if the 42% who are republican feel like their union dues are spent wisely.
Unions gave over $80 Million to Democrats!

Posted by: ohioan | November 1, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who calls themselves a "Democrat" these days is either a Marxist operative who lies as a matter of course; or they are a woefully ignorant dependancy-addict who should probably be required to take a test before being allowed to cast a Vote.

The Constitutional government of We The People demands an independent, educated polity. We are a nation of individuals. The Marxist Socialist Communist groupthink mindset of today's so-called "Democrat" political party is the kind of ignorance from which tyants and despots draw their power. Ignorance is not bliss.

Posted by: ironmule | November 1, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

So I'm supposed to believe that the republican party, who has voted time and again FOR the NAFTA's and PNTR's that opened up Communist China, and directly cost the United States MILLIONS of jobs and to this day, say they are good for the country and want more of them, are somehow for the working people. The REAL problem is both party's, ESPECIALLY the GOP are being corrupted by the large corporations, without transparency, with suddenly unlimited monies after we were told how bad of shape they were in because of the democrats policies---some shape when suddenly you have $100's of free millions hanging around. You have to look no further than Central America to see how well that worked out for those people.

Posted by: Bopper1 | November 1, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Whether or not the labor contingent is cohesive, they must step up because the stakes are so high. With each passing day, each passing campaign event, each passing debate, each passing revelation about Tea Party candidates, the prospect of the Tea Party being placed ina position of power goes from frightening, to terrifying, to outright dangerous to our Democracy. Like sheep in wolves clothing, the Tea Party represents the most dangerous terrorist threat this country faces, all wrapped in the false veneer of being patriots. They are anything but as shown here - http://wp.¬me/pNmlT-v¬w

Posted by: dh1976 | November 1, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Give the people what they want. If they want an ignorant bunch of idiots running our government, then so be it. Let the Republicans repeal healthcare reform, wall street reform and student financial aid reform. In about a decade we will look back in horror at what we've actually done.

Posted by: ATLGuy | November 1, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

We can thank Murdoch and Fox news Corp. Truly, if we really cared, we would rescind Murdoch's citizenship, close down his business in accordance with the FCC rules pre-Bush, and try him and any and all associates for Acts of Treason. Undermining our President; unduly causing distrust of our government; maligning the American people against their Country and its leaders. Hannity, Boehner, Tea Party in whole. This is a media hyped event brought on by the 21st century styled civil war. Nothing short.

Posted by: therookie | November 3, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

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