POSTED BY ORHAN
The latest New York Times/CBS News poll, “Majority in Poll Back Employees in Public Sector Unions”, shows some interesting results. Americans overall are against cutting the collective bargaining rights of public unions by almost two to one. Breaking out the results by political affiliation, a slight majority of Republicans supported removing some bargaining rights, but were outnumbered by opposing majorities of Democrats and independents. On the whole, Americans (including close to half of Republicans) are not opposed to public workers engaging in collective bargaining.
I think both the politicians and pundits are in for a rude awakening.
UPDATE BY MOE: Public Policy Polling, a Wall Street Journal fav, says it’s about 52/48 in Wisconsin right now, leaning in favor of the unions. There will no doubt be more polls in the coming days.