It’s obvious that Gov. Scott Walker isn’t governing by the polls, and that’s a good thing: Any poll is just a snapshot of opinion at a given moment, and polls can be stacked as unfairly as anything else to push toward a desired result. Taking all that into account, Quinnipiac has a poll out today that shows some strength for Walker’s position on government union collective bargaining:
To reduce state budget deficits, collective bargaining for public employees should be limited, 45 percent of American voters tell the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll, while 42 percent oppose limits on collective bargaining. But voters say 63 – 31 percent that government workers should pay more for benefits and retirement programs.
That last number is pretty consistent across all the polls the Tatler has seen so far.