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66% Oppose Teacher Strikes During Union Negotiations

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

As the Chicago teachers strike comes to a close, voters strongly believe the teachers should have kept working while their union contract was being negotiated.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 25% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is appropriate for the teachers to go on strike at this time. Sixty-six percent (66%) believe the teachers should stay on their jobs while a new union contract is being negotiated. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 17-18, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC . See methodology.

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