The strategy of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to clamp down on public sector unions is not supported by most Americans, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
Key findings of the telephone poll, as reported in the Feb. 28 issue of the Times:
-- By a majority of nearly two to one (60% to 33%), Americans oppose weakening the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions.
-- By almost the same margin (56% to 35%), those surveyed also oppose cutting the pay or benefits of public employees to reduce benefits.
-- About 61% said they thought the salaries and benefits of most public employees were either “about right” or “too low” for the work they do. Print Page