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Like many union workers, Oberbroeckling voted twice for former Democratic President Barack Obama before backing Donald Trump and other Republicans in 2016 .Between March 2017 and March 2018, union members' approval of Trump fell 15 points to 47 percent.Falling support for Trump is no guarantee Democrats can restore the party's historic dominance of the union vote. Nearly half of members polled still approve of the president, and their support for congressional Democrats has declined slightly from two years ago.Forty-seven percent of union members polled would support a Democratic candidate in November; 34 percent favored a Republican. That compares to 51 percent favoring Democrats and 29 percent supporting Republicans in March 2016 .Union membership has fallen by half since the early 1980s, to 10.7 percent of U.S. workers last year.Trump won the same district in 2016 .Clinton won 8 percent more of the union vote than Trump, according to polling of union members by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.
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