Friday, February 25, 2011

Attention Wisconsin protesters: America is NOT with you.

According to recent data released by Rasmussen Reports...

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of American Adults view being a teacher as one of the most important jobs in our country today, down five points from May of last year but up slightly from when we first asked the question in May 2008. Twenty-one percent (21%) say it’s not one of the most important jobs, and 12% aren’t sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Thirty-seven percent (37%) say, in terms of its impact on the nation, it’s a good thing that most teachers belong to public employee unions. Forty-six percent (46%) disagree and say it’s a bad thing that most teachers are unionized. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure.

In late April 2010 when we offered “neither” as another option, 38% of adults said it’s good that most teachers belong to a public employee union, but 34% said it’s a bad thing. Thirteen percent (13%) viewed it as neither, and 14% were undecided.

Among adults who currently have children in grades K through 12, however, a majority (54%) now views unionized teachers as bad for the country.

A plurality (45%) also believes public school teachers are paid too little, but that’s trending down from 51% last August and 57% in May 2008. Eighteen percent (18%) now say teachers are paid too much, while 32% think their level of pay is about right.

In the current political dispute in Wisconsin, 47% of voters nationwide agree with the Republican governor who wants to limit the union rights of some public employees, while 42% support the unions for teachers and other state employees. However, 61% say members of public employee unions should contribute the same percentage to their health care and pension plans as those in the private sector pay which many unionized teachers currently do not do.

We can see here that, while not a huge majority, most Americans do not side with the union takers of society. Other polls offer even more evidence regarding the political ideology of Americans...

67% oppose the actions of Democrats fleeing their states.
37% agree that President Obama is doing a good job as a leader.
25% have a favorable opinion of Harry Reid...28% of Pelosi, and 46% of Boehner.
46% approve of Obama, 54% disapprove
42% of Americans conservative; 20% liberal

50% pro life, 42% pro choice
28% approve of the way Obama is handling illegal immigration, 60% disapprove
50% favor the Arizona immigration law, 31% oppose
55% favor abolishing affirmative action programs, 36% disagree
61% oppose Ground Zero mosque
37% have a favorable view of Islam

Look up any political topic or issue, and you'll find that America is a center right nation. That's why Fox News destroys the liberal networks in the ratings day in and day out.

That is all.


Gorges Smythe said...

Unionized government workers of ANY kind are a bad idea. They have a virtual monopoly on those jobs, deserving or not, the costs sky-rocket and service goes to hell in the proverbial handbasket. For proof, we need look no further than the postal "service."

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