This is (apparently, so far) shaping up to be a political defeat for the unions, the Democrats, and Obama.
Posted by Lexington Green on February 21st, 2011 (All posts by Lexington Green)
So far, it looks that way.
If these sorts of numbers hold up, the unions, the Democrats, and Mr. Obama will have managed to turn a local setback into a major defeat by accepting battle on a ground not of their own choosing.
That poll is a national, not a Wisconsin poll.
What are the Wisconsin-only numbers? Last week Walker was apparently behind.
As you may know, Gov. Scott Walker has proposed a plan to limit the pay of government workers and teachers, increase their share of the cost of benefits, and strip some public-employ unions of much of their power. We’d like to know if APPROVE or DISAPPROVE of Gov. Walker’s plan.
43% approved, 53% disapproved. But that was last week, the question is slanted, events have moved on and that is only one poll. (That same poll found that by 55/36 people wanted the Democrat senators to return to the capitol.)
I don’t see any other Wisconsin-only polls. If anyone knows of one please put a link in the comments.
It is too early to say how this will all play out.