Feb 28, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
This would explain why Obama has distanced himself from further involvement.
Two-thirds of a national survey respondents disapprove of the decision by 14 Wisconsin state senate Democrats to flee the state and thereby deny the Republican majority in the body the quorum required to act on Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposals.
"Half of America’s voters favor public sector unions for government workers, but they strongly oppose the tactic by Wisconsin state senators to flee their state to prevent a vote that would limit the rights of such unions," said Rasmussen Reports.
"The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that only 25% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of this tactic, while 67% disapprove. State legislators in Indiana have used the same approach to avoid a vote in their state," Rasmussen said.
"Sizable majorities of Republicans and voters not affiliated with either major party reject such a strategy. Democrats are fairly evenly divided, with 48% approving and 44% disapproving."
The GOP majorities in both the upper and lower chambers of the Wisconsin legislature were elected in November 2010, along with Republican Walker in a sweep of the state that also saw the election of Sen. Ron Johnson, who defeated long-time incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold.
A total of 1,000 likely voters were surveyed, with a three-percent, plus or minus, margin of error. For more from Rasmussen, including the survey questions, go here.