Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
“Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible.” — Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001
Politicians shouldn't make laws based on random polls. They should base them on what is needed in Wisconsin and on what their constituents, especially the one's who voted them into office support. And you know, sometimes people's opinions are split on the issue so politicians have to make the tough decision.
Q&A: The Wis. protests and what they mean for nation - USATODAY.com
Each of these issues is worthy of public debate, and if each were put to voters, taxpayers, as referendum items, each would have a good chance of passing. The same Gallup poll that was cited in the OP also asked the question:
"In states in which government workers belong to unions, do you think those unions are generally more helpful or more harmful to those states?"
45% more helpful
46% more harmful