View Full Version : Now union members are deserting Obama

06-12-2012, 12:13 PM
OH NO!!!

http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/w...ng-obama/721241 (http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets/2012/06/now-union-members-are-deserting-obama/721241)

<span style='font-size: 23pt'>Now union members are deserting Obama</span>
June 12, 2012 -- 12:18 PM

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.

06-12-2012, 01:51 PM
A disturbing new trend-- every number and every circumstance will now be said to doom Obama.

It's an effort to create a self-fulfilling prophecy, and a general mood.

5% more for R-Money, if it held up, out of 12% of the electorate, is... drumroll, please!... a .6% difference in the final number.

Dollars to doughnuts, O is AHEAD of where he was at this time last cycle with the union membership support level, AND HE HASN'T STARTED THE CAMPAIGN in full swing yet.

I now realize the media strategy afoot, and of course, you will find far more of these articles EVERY DAY than I can really afford the time to shoot down.

But it is an interesting exercise in taking a fine tooth comb to the obvious propaganda, and maybe this could be educational.

How do they puff these numbers in this piece?

By showing an apparently HUGE number saying (according to Rasmussen Reports, of course) it is 'at least somewhat likely that the next president will be a Republican' (60%).

A very odd sentiment to cite, and one that does not relate at all to union members specifically. But you scan if fast, and it appears 60% of union voters think it's somewhat likely O could lose.

That is, throw large plates of spaghetti together on the wall and make it all seem the same thing. I'm guessing they KNOW this works, with a certain level of readership.

Gayle in MD
06-12-2012, 03:02 PM
OMG,.... well if it's coming from The Washington Examiner, and Rasmucous it must be true.... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif BWA HA HA HA


06-12-2012, 03:15 PM
/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif