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Poll: Davis Deserted

A survey of voters has found that two usual supporters of Governor Davis: union members and Hispanics, turned their back on him in the recall election.

According to an exit poll conducted for The Associated Press and other news organizations, nearly half of Hispanics and a similar proportion of union members voted to recall the governor.

Less than a year ago, exit polls found nearly two-thirds of Hispanic voters and voters from union households supported Davis´ re-election. And 70 percent of both groups voted for Davis in his first run for governor in 1988.

About four in ten voters from union households supported Schwarzenegger in the gubernatorial replacement vote. This, even though during the campaign he called unions “special interests” and vowed to renegotiate union contracts with state workers.