Friday, January 22, 2010

Union Households Revolt Against Democratic Party

Here's yet more proof that the Democratic Party is losing its base. Most union households in Massachusetts deserted the Democratic Party and voted for Scott Brown, according to a poll by the AFL-CIO:

A poll conducted on behalf of the AFL-CIO found that 49% of Massachusetts union households supported Mr. Brown in Tuesday's voting, while 46% supported Democrat Martha Coakley. . The finding, disclosed during an AFL-CIO conference call about the poll, represents a fresh problem for Democrats, who count on union leaders and union members as a pillar of the party's base. .

Karen Ackerman, the AFL-CIO's political action director, said the results of the Massachusetts poll indicate "what we call a working-class revolt" in which voters were responding to the fact that no one was addressing their needs or interests.

"Voters showed they don’t think Democrats have overreached—they think that the Democrats underreached."