Friday, February 25, 2011

Polls: Public is with us in Wisconsin

Koch whore Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is under a number of delusions, one of which is that most people agree with him. During the prank call in which he was duped into revealing his inner evildoer to a man he thought was David Koch, Walker said this about Republican lawmakers:
And as long as we go back to our homes and the majority of the people are telling us we’re doing the right thing, let ’em protest all they want.
Um, wrong, Scott. Voters in Wisconsin agree strongly with workers who are standing up to your anti-worker agenda. A recent poll found
51 percent of Wisconsin voters disapprove of Walker’s job performance;

53 percent rate labor unions favorably;

58 percent oppose eliminating collective bargaining; and

67 percent side with the public employees.
Here's what the pollsters say: "Walker’s Standing is Poor, while Most Agree with the Unions and Public Employees"
Overall, a majority (51 percent) of Wisconsin voters disapprove of Walker’s job performance and give him net negative favorability ratings (39 percent favorable, 49 percent unfavorable). In contrast, 62 percent of voters offer a favorable view of public employees (only 11 percent unfavorable) and 53 percent of voters rate labor unions favorably (31 percent unfavorable). When asked if they agree or disagree with the position different groups and individuals are taking in the current situation, voters side with the public employees (67 percent agree), the protesters (62 percent agree), the unions (59 percent agree), and the Democrats in the state legislature (56 percent agree).

Gallup and USA Today also found “broad public disapproval of the idea of stripping public unions of their collective bargaining rights.” Their poll revealed 61 percent of adults nationwide oppose Walker’s plan to take away these rights from public workers.

Walker not only is trying to destroy the middle class by stripping workers of  their collective bargaining rights, but he insults our intelligence by saying,
Most people…mistakenly think worker rights come from collective bargaining. When you alter collective bargaining, it doesn’t alter workers’ rights.
Um, wrong again, Scott. As Jon Stewart put it,
Take away a union's collective bargaining rights? I believe that makes them just a bunch of people wearing identical T-shirts.