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Questions - Wisconsin Public Employees - March 2, 2011

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Wisconsin State Survey of 800 Likely Voters
Conducted March 2, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about Governor Scott Walker’s proposals to reduce the state budget deficit?

 

2* In the debate over how to reduce the state budget deficit, are you more supportive of Governor Walker or the state Senate Democrats?

 

3* Do you favor or oppose a proposal that would require state employees to help pay the costs of the health care and pension benefits?

 

4* How closely have you followed recent news stories about Governor Scott Walker’s proposals to weaken the collective bargaining rights of state unions?

 

5* In the debate over collective bargaining rights, are you more supportive of Governor Walker or the public employee unions?

 

6* Do you favor or oppose a proposal that would cut the pay and benefits of state workers?

 

7* Generally speaking, do public employee unions have two much influence on politics in Wisconsin, not enough influence, or about the right amount of influence?

 

8* In terms of its impact on the nation, is it a good thing or a bad thing that most teachers belong to public employee unions? 

 

9* To help reduce state spending would you favor or oppose a 10% pay cut for all state employees?

 

10* Are state employees paid too much, too little or about right?

 

11* Do you favor or oppose a proposal to weaken the collective bargaining rights of state employees?

 

12* To eliminate the state budget deficit, would you favor tax hikes, spending cuts, or a combination of the two? Those who answered “combination of the two” were asked the following question: Would you prefer to see more tax hikes than spending cuts, more spending cuts than tax hikes, or a roughly equal amount of tax hikes and spending cuts?

 

13* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of public school teachers in Wisconsin?

 

14* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of the teachers union in Wisconsin?

 

15* In the November 2010 election for Governor, did you vote for Tom Barrett or Scott Walker?

 

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence