Note to Hillary Clinton: Right-to-Work Laws Are Very Popular

Democratic candidate asks ‘why aren’t I 50 points ahead’ because of union issue

Hillary Clinton speaking to union activists about right-to-work laws.

In a new video of a speech to the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said, “I will fight back against so-called right-to-work. Right-to-work is wrong for workers and wrong for America. Now having said all this, why aren’t I 50 points ahead, you might ask?”

ForTheRecord says: Perhaps because right-to-work laws — which prohibit a worker from being fired for choosing not to pay union fees or dues — are wildly popular.

A 2014 poll from Gallup found that 71 percent of voters would support a right-to-work law while only 22 percent would oppose one. It found that 82 percent agree that “no American should be required to join any private organization, like a labor union, against his will” (18 percent disagreed). By party, 65 percent of Democrats, 77 percent of independents and 74 percent of Republicans support right-to-work laws.

The polls may not show Hillary Clinton “50 points ahead” – but right-to-work laws are.

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