Gallup poll:61% oppose limits on union bargaining power

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    Feb 22, 2011 10:10 PM GMT
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-02-22-poll-public-unions-wisconsin_N.htm

    The poll found that 61% would oppose a law in their state similar to one being considered in Wisconsin, compared with 33% who would favor such a law.
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    The survey of 1,000 adults was taken Monday night. It has a margin of error of 4%.

    • 71% oppose increasing sales, income or other taxes while 27% are in favor that approach.

    • 53% oppose reducing pay or benefits for government workers while 44% are in favor.

    • 48% opposed reducing or eliminating government programs while 47% were in favor of cuts.

    Despite the opposition to reducing spending or raising taxes, those surveyed agreed overwhelmingly that their state faces a budget crisis. Sixty-four percent said their state was in financial crisis while only 5% said it wasn't. The rest were unsure.

    The poll found people divided on whether public employee unions are a good thing.
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    Feb 22, 2011 10:12 PM GMT
    Of course, they do. And the right-wing is in propaganda overdrive attacking public workers and pitting them against "taxpayers", so I'm not surprised support for them is lagging.
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    Feb 22, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidOf course, they do. And the right-wing is in propaganda overdrive attacking public workers and pitting them against "taxpayers", so I'm not surprised support for them is lagging.

    And I predicted the right-wing would go into this attack mode right after the US Supreme Court gave corporations and unions the right to make essentially unlimited political contributions. Unions became an endangered species from that moment forward.

    The right-wing already hated unions, as representing worker interests against corporate ones. But when they became one of the few remaining political threats to Republicans on the political landscape, their destruction had to become a priority. You now see the consequence.
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    Feb 23, 2011 12:08 AM GMT
    Oh and just so you know........

    The Wisconsin Republicans are taking up a bill for voter ID's
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    Waste no time ..........
    because voter fraud is just SO rampant up there
    The deficit can wait until we get the illegal voters