Posted by Curt on 6 March, 2011 at 8:24 pm. 1 comment.


Predictably the liberal media will make much of the new WPRI poll showing Governor Walker with a 43 percent approval rating.

But there are some very interesting findings in the poll (which seems to over sample both Democrats and union households.

The poll says voters oppose Walker’s budget plan by a 46% to 51% margin. But: An overwhelmingly majority — 81% said that public employees should be required to contribute to their own pensions.

When voters were asked to choose between keeping public employees wages and benefits the same but cutting the number of workers or making employees pay more for their pension and benefits to avoid layoffs…. voters by a margin of 83 percent to 12 percent chose having the employees pay more for their benefits.

Right now this is the heart of the Walker budget pitch.

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