Forcing Republican union members to support Democrat campaigns

Rasmussen Reports has a new poll that shows significant percentages of union members' dues are going to support political parties that they don't agree with.

A Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 50% of public sector union members are ready to vote for a Democratic congressional candidate from their district, while just 22% would vote for a Republican. Ten percent (10%) would prefer a third party option, and 18% are not sure at this time.
Among private sector union members, 47% would vote for a Democrat and 34% for a Republican. Seven percent (7%) would prefer a third party candidate, and 11% are undecided. . . .

Here is a different way of looking at it. Unions obviously give money to support liberal causes.

Union members are more politically liberal than the population at large. Among all union members, 32% are conservative, 34% moderate and 32% liberal. Among all voters nationwide, there are twice as many conservatives as liberals. Even in this area, there is a modest gap between public and private sector union members.
Thirty-six percent (36%) of public sector union members are politically liberal, while just 27% are conservative.
For private sector unions, the numbers tilt in a slightly different direction—35% conservative and 30% liberal. . . .



Blogger Chas said...

With regard to Democrats, I am inclined to take the view of the medieval church, in that the best way to purge them of their communist inclinations is to simply burn them at the stake. That's a sturdy remedy to be sure, but if it saves even one of their souls from Marxism then it's well worth it. Needless to say, the idea of my union dues becoming contributions to their re-election campaigns is utterly intolerable.

3/17/2011 8:56 PM  

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