New poll: Public sides with Wisconsin governor over union 

A new national poll just released by pollster Scott Rasmussen shows that 48 percent of those surveyed support Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker in his showdown with the state's public-employee unions, while 38 percent support the union.  Broken down by party, Rasmussen found that 68 percent of Democrats support the unions, while 68 percent of Republicans support Walker.  Among the politically-critical independents, 56 percent support the governor.  And in a showdown in which teachers have abandoned the classroom to protest against Walker's budget bill, 38 percent said they believe that teachers, along with firefighters and police, should have the right to strike, while 49 percent said those public employees should not have the right to strike.

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