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Voters More Skeptical Of Right-To-Work Laws

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

As Kentucky, Illinois and several other states consider adopting right-to-work laws, voters aren’t as convinced that such laws which ban compulsory union dues have a positive impact on state economies. However, those who currently live in right-to-work states paint a rosier picture.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% of Likely U.S. Voters believe right-to-work laws are good for a state’s economy. That’s down 10 points from December 2012. But 26% now say such laws are bad for a state’s economy, up from 22% two years ago. Eleven percent (11%) think right-to-work laws have no impact, while a sizable 28% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 800 Likely Voters was conducted on January 25-26, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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