Republicans are always saying that they are listening to America. Can they hear us now?
As debate rages in Wisconsin and other states over limiting the power of unions, a new CBS News/New York Times survey finds that many Americans are siding with organized labor.
Fifty-six percent say they oppose cutting the pay or benefits of (largely unionized) public employees to reduce state budget deficits, while just 37 percent favor doing so. And 60 percent oppose eliminating some collective bargaining rights for public employee unions, while just one in three Americans supports that idea.
Meanwhile, a new poll by Public Policy Polling released today shows a serious case of buyer’s remorse in the state of Wisconsin itself. If the election for governor were held today, defeated Democratic nominee Tom Barrett would win over Republican Scott Walker by a margin of 52-45. The moral of that story? Be very careful of who you are voting for. You never know, they may win. It is sad that Wisconsinites have to learn their lesson the hard way.