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Wisconsin recall: Union voters ≠ union households

Voters from union households turned out in droves for Tuesday’s recall election in Wisconsin in an unsuccessful attempt to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker (R).

But the strength of the union vote was limited, perhaps decisively, by a divide between union members and those who simply live in union households.

Exit polls show union voters supported Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) by a 71 to 29 percent margin over Walker.

The fact that Walker still won nearly half of the vote from those close to union members suggests the backlash against him was limited to the Democratic base and those directly affected by his decision, while Walker was able to garner plenty of support from everybody else — including family of union members.

The lesson: polls must be parsed carefully. Early in the night, the increased turnout from union households was seen as a potential game-changer for Barrett.

By the end of the night, it became clear that Walker’s victory came in large part thanks to people who were close to the same union members who derided Walker’s governance.

That suggests that Democratic and labor efforts to turn out their supporters (which is labor’s calling card) were largely successful. The problem was that too many of those who came out sided with Walker,

even family knows the union guys can be a real pain.... :shock:
 

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Just heard the DOW is up by over 200 this morning could it be a result to the Walker win and UNION LOSS last night? :wink: :D
 

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Tam said:
Just heard the DOW is up by over 200 this morning could it be a result to the Walker win and UNION LOSS last night? :wink: :D

The unions had a place in our history.. and fought hard for decent working conditions and pay... but it doesn't line up with the whiney overpaid violent hardline wackos who shout in our faces they ain't got enough... and we should just give them more... especially when we are struggling to take care of our own families in a tough economy...

that darn class warfare stuff backfires every-time...

most Americans are proud and happy for an individual who earns a decent living and gets ahead...

but can't really tolerate a person who demands more then a decent living from those who earn less...
 

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