National Poll Shows Support for Wisconsin Governor

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    TAMPA, Fla., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Free Enterprise Nation (FEN) today released the results of a national poll that shows strong support for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker among Independent voters. The poll of voters outside of Wisconsin, taken from March 3rd to March 9th, included 500 Democrat, 500 Republican and 500 Independent voters.

    FEN spokesman, Jim MacDougald stated that "This poll contradicts some of the other polls we've seen. According to our poll, 95% of Republicans agree with the Governor, and 92% of Democrats agree with the union. There is not much of a surprise there. But 66% of Independent voters agree with the Governor, and this group is what swings most elections."

    The support for the Governor's position was even stronger when the question specifically addressed his plan to require teachers to pay 5.8% of their salary toward their pension and 12.6% of their health insurance costs, with 71% of all respondents saying that measure was fair.

    When asked if it is good public policy to allow public sector workers to retire at age 55 or earlier, 61% of all voters said "no", and they were evenly divided when asked if public sector employees should be allowed to unionize with 48% against, 48% for, and 4% undecided.

    Full poll results are available at The Free Enterprise Nation - wisconsin survey


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    National Poll Shows Support for Wisconsin Governor -- TAMPA, Fla., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
     
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    He is doing the right thing. Saving jobs. Good for Gov. Walker.
     
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    The nation doesn't elect Scott Walker. Wisconsin does.
     
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    Is it reasonable to be skeptical of a poll conducted by a group that advocates for the private sector, and is openly unfriendly to the public sector?

    The Free Enterprise Nation's primary mission is to:
    •Educate Americans as to the true costs of federal, state, and local governments that redistribute property from taxpayers to government employees and their allies. Educate taxpayers to make them more informed and responsible voters.
    •Unify like-minded individuals and businesses to create an organization of strength and mass in order to advance the common cause of the preservation of our free enterprise economy.
    •Advocate for the broad and common economic interests of the private sector using every means available, including advertising, appearances by spokespersons on television and radio, providing information to the press, and engaging lobbyists to support or oppose legislation at federal and state levels.
     
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    How about an election?

    Is that unreasonable as well?
     
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    Looks like they teach the economic realities that liberoidals in the gubmint schools don't.

    Good on them.
     
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    Au Contraire...

    There are Public Sector Unions in all of the states. All of them support the unreasonably high pay and benefits of a group that deserves them no more than the multitude paying taxes to support them on salaries far lower.

    This is a water shed moment in American NATIONAL politics.

    Ever since Reagan took on the Controllers and won, there is no example of a leader winning a dispute with a public sector union and losing the next election.
     
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    The only poll that matters on this topic will be conducted on the first Tuesday of November in 2012, about 18 months from now.
     
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    Indeed and Wisconsin voters did not elect him to continue the status quo.......
     
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    Do you want me to repeat the question?
     

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