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    Re: Poll: Americans oppose weaker unions

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I do not believe it for one moment.

    Only 11% of American workers are unionized. I don't know who they asked, but they weren't standing in front Grand Central Station.
    Of course you don't. As is your right. You can adopt any belief system you want and exclude any facts or information which endangers those willful beliefs.

    But it is still the best measure of what Americans think about this situation until you show me a better one.

    And maggie, I provided both the methodology and a link to Gallup and the entire survey.
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    Re: Americans Oppose Weaker Unions

    This is a brainer, most Americans know that Unions are a pert of the problem and not part if the solution.

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    Re: Poll: Americans oppose weaker unions

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    Poll: Americans oppose weaker unions - USATODAY.com

    Poll: Americans oppose weaker unions
    By Dennis Cauchon, USA TODAY Updated
    MADISON, Wis. — Americans strongly oppose laws taking away the collective bargaining power of public employee unions, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. The poll found 61% would oppose a law in their state similar to such a proposal in Wisconsin, compared with 33% who would favor such a law.
    Its simple, if America wants STRONGER UNIONS allow all states the right to work. If the worker has the freedom to choose then the UNION HIERARCHY must treat the rank and file with more respect than using them as political pawns.

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    Re: Poll: Americans oppose weaker unions

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Of course you don't. As is your right. You can adopt any belief system you want and exclude any facts or information which endangers those willful beliefs.

    But it is still the best measure of what Americans think about this situation until you show me a better one.

    And maggie, I provided both the methodology and a link to Gallup and the entire survey.
    This is much more on point with your reasons for this post:

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters agree more with the Republican governor in his dispute with union workers. Thirty-eight percent (38%) agree more with the unionized public employees, while 14% are undecided.
    Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters think teachers, firemen and policemen should be allowed to go on strike, but 49% disagree and believe they should not have that right. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure.
    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 18-19, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
    To see poll methodology, search methodology at this link:48% Back GOP Governor in Wisconsin Spat, 38% Side With Unions - Rasmussen Reports™
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    Re: Americans Oppose Weaker Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I do NOT see that in this study? Where is it exactly? Your opening line with a Princeton NJ dateline does not even match up with the opening line of the Gallup survey on its own site.
    That's because it's not part of the survey. You think I made that quote up?

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    Re: Americans Oppose Weaker Unions

    Rasmussen poll shows Walker winning standoff with unions, Dems « Hot Air
    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters agree more with the Republican governor in his dispute with union workers. Thirty-eight percent (38%) agree more with the unionized public employees, while 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) …
    Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters think teachers, firemen and policemen should be allowed to go on strike, but 49% disagree and believe they should not have that right. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure.
    I haven't read this thread yet. But what I'd like is to see a poll of Arizonans only.
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    Re: Americans Oppose Weaker Unions

    i think the fact that the wisconsin workers caved so completely on the fiduciaries is an indication of where this thing is moving as it spreads like fire from state to state

    unions are gonna have to retreat terribly on pensions, on contributions, even on the politicals

    it's now only a question of how badly the collectives are gonna get their cans kicked in the various municipals

    how do americans feel about the TWO POINT FIVE TRILLION dollars of underfunded public pensions WE ARE ALL on the hook for, employers, employees, unemployed, unionists, right-to-workers, children and unborn?

    let's survey that sadsack issue and then dispute which pollster's standard is more gold

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    Re: Americans Oppose Weaker Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Apparently you are in a minority.
    So, how do you explain the American people not voting for the union party?
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    Re: Poll: Americans oppose weaker unions

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    Of course you don't. As is your right. You can adopt any belief system you want and exclude any facts or information which endangers those willful beliefs.
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    Re: Poll: Americans oppose weaker unions

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds
    no need to go any further. If Rasmussen told me there was dirt under the grass I would get a shovel to verify. For a whole week now we have been deluged with what seems like scores of threads all on this same subject. In them, many conservatives and anti-unionists express the wish to see a good public opinion poll on this matter. So now you have one from Gallup - one of the most, if not THE most respected and experienced name in the field.

    But you reject it because it shatters your willfully adopted beliefs.

    Is this politics or religion? For some of you here, its very difficult to tell.
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