Poll: 56 percent of Wisconsinites Oppose End to Collective Bargaining, Even Split on Recall Attempts
Posted Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at 4:27 PM
MADISON, Wisc. -- The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity
sponsors a poll
of 500 likely voters in Wisconsin, slightly more Democratic than the election day electorate (Walker won this sample by 1 point, but won the election by 5).
The key questions:
How likely is it that you would support the recall of state senators who left the state to avoid a vote on the budget?
Likely - 47%
Not Likely - 48%
Should Wisconsin’s state employees and public employee unions have collective bargaining powers?
Yes - 56%
No - 32%
Do you believe that President Obama should get involved in state disputes like the one in Wisconsin or focus his efforts on the federal budget battle in Washington?
Get involved in state disputes - 27%
Focus his efforts on the federal budget - 68%
Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable opinion of the budget repair bill proposed by Gov. Scott Walker?
50% - Favorable
50% - Unfavorable
The recall question is a little bit silly; the Democrats vulnerable to recalls have their own districts, which are more Democratic than the state as a whole.