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Old 02-24-2011, 02:00 PM
 
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67% Disapprove of Legislators Fleeing Wisconsin to Avoid Vote - Rasmussen Reports™

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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.


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. …


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 first independent state poll conducted in Wisconsin shows that the public is evenly split on the budget-repair bill:
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The poll of 500 likely voters, which was conducted on Monday, Feb.21, showed 50 percent had a “very favorable” or “somewhat favorable” opinion of Walker’s bill, while the same percentage had a “somewhat favorable” or “very unfavorable” opinion.
Similarly, 49 percent of those polled had a “very favorable” or “somewhat favorable” opinion of the protesters, with 48 percent ”somewhat unfavorable” or “very unfavorable,” and 3 percent undecided.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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All that matters is whether or not those state senator's own constituents approve.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:05 PM
 
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Well, recall petitions for them are being signed as we speak.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:05 PM
 
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Why don't you quote a firm that actually does real polls vs. push polls for the agenda of the folks who hire them. When Gallup or someone else backs that up, I'll listen. And Historian Dude is right--the voters in Wisconsin are the only people the Democratic Senators are responsible to.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:05 PM
 
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All that matters is whether or not those state senator's own constituents approve.
Obviously those members of the Flee Party are not interested in represting all of their constueints but only the unionized members.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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Rassmussen, the fox news of polls just yesterday again found to be off the wall inaccurate with their right wing lean.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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Well, recall petitions for them are being signed as we speak.
Depending on what happens, they're going to be doing recalls on both sides.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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Why don't you quote a firm that actually does real polls vs. push polls for the agenda of the folks who hire them. When Gallup or someone else backs that up, I'll listen. And Historian Dude is right--the voters in Wisconsin are the only people the Democratic Senators are responsible to.

Wasn't it you who said Gallup's poll showed 1/2 of Republicans thought abolishing union bargaining was bad when the actual poll only showed 41%?
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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Obviously those members of the Flee Party are not interested in represting all of their constueints but only the unionized members.
Your opinion is noted.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:30 PM
 
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Gallup polls all Americans

Rasmussen polls likely voters

...but don't let those facts get in your way.
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