Barack Obama has cause to celebrate: the immeasurable force of momentum is with him. Tuesday’s victories in Hawaii and Wisconsin capped ten straight wins for the Senator.
And the swing is coming from voters long-thought to be the heart of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign – union members and women.
According to the New York Times, about one-third of voters in the Wisconsin Democratic primary come from union homes, and they are splitting their votes evenly between the two Senators. Obama is also making noted gains among women voters.
Obama received the endorsement of the UFCW and SEIU – which combined represent more than 3 million people nationwide – days before the primaries.
Polls leading up to Tuesday’s voting had the Senators neck and neck in the Badger State, but Obama received nearly 60 percent of the vote.
Voters in the Texas and Ohio primaries are now in the driver’s seat. Their votes could very well turn Obama’s momentum into the Democratic nomination.