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					          AFL-CIO
Post-Election Survey
 Survey among 815 voting union members
      conducted November 7, 2000
     Election 2000: Union
     Members’ Presidential Vote
                      Ralph
                      Nader Other
                          3% 2%
         George
         W. Bush
                                                 Al Gore
              32%
                                                 63%




For U.S. House, members voted 70% Democratic, 29% Republican.
                  AFL-CIO Post-Election Survey
          Election 2000 Presidential
          Vote: The Union Difference
          Ralph                                 Gore Advantage
          Nader Other                                   Public Union
            3% 2%
George                                  All voters       even    +31
W. Bush                          Al
                                Gore     White men        -24    +9
  32%
                                63%      White women       -1    +41
                                         Non-college ed. even    +30
                                         College grads    -2     +36
                                         Gun owners     -25      +8
                                         Non-gun owners +19      +51
                                         Seniors          +3     +42
                        AFL-CIO Post-Election Survey
          Issue-Oriented Members
          Supported Al Gore
  Which factor was most important
  in your presidential vote?
                                             Factors’ Effect on Vote
     Political
                 NS
      party                                          Issues Character
                 3%
          12%                                Gore      70%    41%
 Personal                     Positions
character/                    on issues      Bush     26%     51%
  values
                              62%
    23%




                      AFL-CIO Post-Election Survey
     Members’ Top Voting Issues
            Top Two Issues in my Presidential Vote
   37%
            33%      33%
 Social
Security Economy Health       25%
         and jobs  care/
                  Rx drugs Education      17%       17%
                                                          13%
                                        Moral     Taxes
                                        values             Gun
                                                          issues




                   AFL-CIO Post-Election Survey
  Members Look To Their Union
 69% agree that unions need to invest
  time and money in politics to counter
  corporate influence.
 62% say they trust unions to take the
  right stand on major issues.
 Members’ two most important presidential
  qualities are “on the side of working
  families” (49%) and “supports unions and
  union members” (38%).

             AFL-CIO Post-Election Survey
       Unions Reached Their Members
       (% saying they received election info from each source)


All union sources                                                     93%

Union publication                                               82%

    Mail to home                                                82%

  Workplace flyer                         39%*

       Phone call                      32%


Workplace contact               21%*
                                         * employed members

          48% received at least three forms of union contact.
                      AFL-CIO Post-Election Survey
Impact Of Union Contact
On Presidential Vote
            Al Gore    George W. Bush
     70%

                               57%


                                      38%

            25%




    High contact             Low contact
           AFL-CIO Post-Election Survey
 Presidential Swing Voters

 26% of members considered supporting
  another candidate for president.
 The top issues in their vote decision were
   the economy, Social Security, and health care.
 Nearly all (96%) were contacted by their
  union/AFL-CIO.
 Swing voters supported Gore over Bush by a
  35-point margin (61% to 26%).

             AFL-CIO Post-Election Survey
        Members Support Working
        Families’ Agenda
         (% who strongly/somewhat favor each proposal)

  Kids’ health coverage                                         91%

      Right to organize                                         91%

  Raise minimum wage                                           89%

                                                               88%
    Medicare Rx drugs
HMO patient protection                                     85%

     Teachers/school                                       84%
       modernization
     Repetitive strain                                   78%
                                                     73%
        Expand FMLA

                      AFL-CIO Post-Election Survey
    Members Oppose Going
    Backward
                               Oppose
                               Favor

                                                       70%
 National right-to-
        work law                 18%

                                                       70%
   Social Security
     privatization                 21%

                                                     62%
        Voluntary
     overtime pay                        32%

By 80% to 15%, members’ priority for surplus is strengthening Social
Security and Medicare, not a $1.6 trillion tax cut.
                      AFL-CIO Post-Election Survey
          AFL-CIO
Post-Election Survey
  Survey among 815 voting union members
       conducted November 7, 2000

				
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