From the TUC

Did we win it? Yes we did! Unions for Obama

05 Nov 2008, by in Politics

Seth Michaels, on the AFLCIO (the TUC’s equivalent in the USA) blog, quotes some early data showing how important union votes were to Barack Obama’s election victory.

  • Union voters supported President-elect Barack Obama 67 percent to 30 percent over Sen. John McCain. In the top-tier battleground states the difference was even more stark, with union members going for Obama 69 to 28—a 41-point margin.
     
  • While McCain won among voters ages 65 and up, active and retired union members older than 65 went for Obama by a 46-point margin.
     
  • While McCain won among veterans, union veterans went for Obama by a 25-point margin.