In an interesting side bar to this week’s elections, a survey by conducted by long-time pollster Frank Luntz indicated that the majority of union members are dissatisfied that their union leadership chose to spend so much dues money on the political campaigns. Among the findings:
• 60 percent of union members oppose their union bosses’ political spending in the 2010 midterm elections
• 60 percent believe that a mostly even balance of power between Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill is best for America
• 59 percent of union membership would actually vote to replace their own “union leadership” if given a secret ballot election to do so
Download a PDF of the 18-page survey here.