Trump’s Union Support is Dropping, AFL-CIO Poll Shows

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Reprinted from The Daily Kos by Laura Clawson on September 7, 2016.

Donald Trump: “I have tremendous support within unions … every poll shows it.”

Unions: Not so damn fast.

The AFL-CIO has released a data point from its internal polling, pushing back on Trump’s assertion of major support from union members—an assertion frequently repeated in media accounts of his appeal to white working-class voters. According to a memo from AFL-CIO political director Michael Podhorzer and strategic communications director Eric Hauser:

“Trump is at 36 percent among union members in the five battleground states of FL, NV, OH, PA and WI…

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